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Goat Cheese Medallions

with Olive and Sun-dried Tomato Tapenade

Goat Cheese Medallions

Goat Cheese Medallions - Great for parties or a light meal

346
calories
Calories
20 min.
Preparation
2 d. 30 min.
Ready in
easy
Difficulty

Ingredients

for 4 servings
1 teaspoon Fennel seed
1 dried Chile pepper
1 sprig Rosemary
1 Lemon
4 goat cheese disk (each about 40 grams)
½ cup Olive oil
5 ounces Whole-grain ciabatta (or whole-grain baguette)
1 Garlic clove
4 ounces Black olives
1 ounce Caper (from a jar, drained)
1 Anchovy fillet
Salt
2 ounces Sun-dried tomatoes (in oil)
1 sprig Thyme
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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

Goat Cheese Medallions preparation step 1
1

Crush fennel seeds and dried chile in a mortar.

Goat Cheese Medallions preparation step 2
2

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

Goat Cheese Medallions preparation step 3
3

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

Goat Cheese Medallions preparation step 4
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.)

Goat Cheese Medallions preparation step 5
5

Very thinly slice the bread and toast in preheated oven at 200°C (fan 180°C, gas: mark 3) (approximately 400°F) until golden brown.

Goat Cheese Medallions preparation step 6
6

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

Goat Cheese Medallions preparation step 7
7

Pit the olives. Coarsely chop the olives and capers.

Goat Cheese Medallions preparation step 8
8

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

Goat Cheese Medallions preparation step 9
9

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

Goat Cheese Medallions preparation step 10
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.

Goat Cheese Medallions preparation step 11
11

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

Goat Cheese Medallions preparation step 12
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.)

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