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Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Goat Cheese and Date Bites

A very good friend of ours is leaving the country on business for 6 months. So, we cooked a farewell dinner for him on Sunday. I made these appetizers on a whim, and was very pleased with the results. The fig vinegar was an impulse purchase from Whole Foods a while back, and while it was expensive, it was worth it in the long run. A drizzle is all that is needed. My bottle is almost empty, I think a road trip is in order !

Goat Cheese and Date Bites

6 dates, cut in half, pit removed
4   slices from a log of goat cheese, cut about ½ inch thick, and then cut into three sections each, so you end up with 12 pieces of cheese,
6 large basil leaves, cut in half (or 12 smaller ones)
12 pecan halves

Fig vinegar to drizzle

Place ½ of a basil leaf in the cut side of each date half. Place a piece of goat cheese on each, and press a pecan half into the cheese. Repeat with all 12 pieces of date, and arrange on a plate. Drizzle with the fig vinegar and serve.

1 comment:

  1. I have also used a reduced balsamic vinegar in place of the fig vinegar, with awesome results!