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Goat Cheese Medallions

with Olive and Sun-dried Tomato Tapenade
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Goat Cheese Medallions

Goat Cheese Medallions - Great for parties or a light meal

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Health Score:
8,6 / 10
Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
20 min.
Preparation
ready in 2 d. 30 min.
Ready in
Calories:
346
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

Compared to cheese made from cow's milk, goat cheese contains less milk sugar, which makes it easier on the stomach for those who have digestive issues with cheese. The olives in tapenade have a regulating effect on the ratio between "good" and "bad" cholesterol, help to keep the blood fluid, can help inhibit cell aging, and have a high vitamin E content.

This starter harmonizes perfectly with a small glass of dry red wine. 

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie346 kcal(16 %)
Protein10 g(10 %)
Fat23 g(20 %)
Carbohydrates22 g(15 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage3.5 g(12 %)
Vitamin A0.2 mg(25 %)
Vitamin D0.2 μg(1 %)
Vitamin E2.7 mg(23 %)
Vitamin B₁0.2 mg(20 %)
Vitamin B₂0.2 mg(18 %)
Niacin4.2 mg(35 %)
Vitamin B₆0.2 mg(14 %)
Folate53 μg(18 %)
Pantothenic acid0.8 mg(13 %)
Biotin9 μg(20 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.3 μg(10 %)
Vitamin C19 mg(20 %)
Potassium475 mg(12 %)
Calcium91 mg(9 %)
Magnesium62 mg(21 %)
Iron2.1 mg(14 %)
Iodine9 μg(5 %)
Zinc1.2 mg(15 %)
Saturated fatty acids7.8 g
Uric acid49 mg
Cholesterol31 mg
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Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
1 teaspoon
1
1 sprig
1
4
goat cheese disk (each about 1.5 oz.)
½ cup
5 ounces
Whole-grain ciabatta (or whole-grain baguette)
1
4 ounces
1 ounce
Caper (from a jar, drained)
1
2 ounces
1 sprig
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Small bowl, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Serrated knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Fine grater, 1 Sieve, 1 Mortar, 1 canning jar (or preserving jar), 1 Measuring cups, 1 Fork

Preparation steps

1.
Goat Cheese Medallions preparation step 1

Crush fennel seeds and dried chile in a mortar.

2.
Goat Cheese Medallions preparation step 2

Rinse rosemary, pat dry, pluck needles and coarsely chop. Rinse lemon in hot water, wipe dry and finely grate zest. 

3.
Goat Cheese Medallions preparation step 3

Place goat cheese disks, crushed fennel seeds and chile, chopped rosemary and lemon zest in a sealable jar.

4.
Goat Cheese Medallions preparation step 4

Pour in enough olive oil to cover cheese, then cover with lid and let marinate in refrigerator for at least 2 days. (Let come to room temperature before serving.)

5.
Goat Cheese Medallions preparation step 5

Very thinly slice the bread and toast in a preheated oven at 400°F until golden brown.

6.
Goat Cheese Medallions preparation step 6

Peel and halve garlic clove and rub onto the toasted bread slices.

7.
Goat Cheese Medallions preparation step 7

Pit the olives. Coarsely chop the olives and capers.

8.
Goat Cheese Medallions preparation step 8

Sprinkle anchovy fillets with salt, then mash with a fork to a paste. 

9.
Goat Cheese Medallions preparation step 9

Drain and finely dice the sun-dried tomatoes. Reserve the oil.

10.
Goat Cheese Medallions preparation step 10

Rinse thyme, shake dry, pluck leaves and finely chop. In a small bowl, combine thyme with olives, capers, anchovy paste and sun-dried tomatoes. Squeeze 1 teaspoon lemon juice and place in another bowl.

11.
Goat Cheese Medallions preparation step 11

Stir 1 tablespoon reserved sun-dried tomato oil with lemon juice. Drizle over bread slices. 

12.
Goat Cheese Medallions preparation step 12

Remove room-temperature goat cheese disks from marinade and drain well. Serve with toasted bread slices and tapenade. (Marinated goat cheese will keep in a tightly sealed container for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.)