Peachy the Magazine December 2013 - Page 39

ENTERTAINING PAN SAUTÉED GOAT CHEESE CAKE TOPPED WITH BLISTERED TOMATOES Makes 8 appetizers Blistered tomatoes: 1 pint grape tomatoes 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper, to taste Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Place grape tomatoes in baking pan. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. Bake in 200 degree oven for six hours. Remove and let cool. Basil purée: 1 1?2 cups (packed) basil leaves ?2 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 eggs, beaten with 1 tablespoon water 1 clove garlic 1 1?2 cups panko bread crumbs 1 Sea salt, to taste Place fresh basil leaves in blender with extra virgin olive oil, garlic cloves, and sea salt to taste. Purée until smooth. Set aside. Goat cheese cakes: 8 ounces fresh chevre Make one ounce balls with chevre. Dip in egg wash and panko bread crumbs. Flatten and place in a pan coated with olive oil. Sauté until lightly browned. To assemble, place blistered tomatoes on a small plate. Top with a goat cheese cake and drizzle with basil purée. DECEMBER 2013 39