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Marinated Goat Cheese

Yield 16 servings (serving size: 1 cheese slice and 1 baguette slice)
Prep: 14 minutes; other: 4 hours and 10 minutesItaly offers a tremendous variety of cheeses made from all types of milk, including sheep, goat, and buffalo. Goat cheese has a delightfully tangy flavor that is well complemented by the fresh herbs in this robust marinade. The cheese becomes more flavorful the longer it marinates.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes (about 12 tomatoes), packed without oil
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh lemon rind
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 (4-ounce) packages goat cheese, each cut into 8 slices
  • 16 (1/4-inch-thick) slices diagonally cut Italian or French bread baguette

Nutrition Information

  • calories 86
  • fat 6.2 g
  • satfat 3.2 g
  • protein 3.8 g
  • carbohydrate 4.2 g
  • fiber 0.4 g
  • cholesterol 11 mg
  • iron 0.6 mg
  • sodium 129 mg
  • calcium 52 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine tomatoes and oil in a small bowl; let stand 10 minutes. Add rosemary and next 5 ingredients; stir well.

  2. Place cheese slices in an 8-inch square baking dish; pour marinade over cheese. Cover and marinate at least 4 hours. Serve with baguette slices.

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