I found it easy and extremely good. I did not make the breadcrust. I used a commercial Italian bread crumb coating for the goat cheese. It worked excellently. Be sure to use the chopped fresh basil. I felt there was too much Linguine. I didn't measure it by the cup though, just addeded it until I thought there might be almost too much. then quit. I also used a 14 1/2oz can of diced Tomatoes rather than get fresh and chop. Maybe that's why it was so easy? Will cook this often.
Shrimp, Tomato, and Basil Linguine with Warm Goat Cheese Rounds
tom007 Posted: 04/26/09
eem338787 Posted: 06/24/10
Loved it. Like others I used white wine instead of water (skipped the sugar). Also skipped the breading/baking the goat cheese, and just crumbled on top (what can I say, it was a wednesday night and I was feeling lazy...). Still awesome. The goat cheese round is more for presentation than anything else. Super fast, will be a new regular for sure.
cjbuddy Posted: 05/09/10
Yum, yum, yum!!! This was awesome! Made with Chardonnay instead of water, canned diced tomatoes and my goat cheese was garlic and herb flavored, but otherwise followed exactly. It presents BEAUTIFULLY so would certainly make for quests. Tasted delicious with a glass Chardonnay. Can't wait to make again.
kelly6spd Posted: 10/10/12
This is so yummy! Coated the goat cheese with breadcrumbs. Used a can of chopped plum tomatoes the second time I made this and it tasted just as good. Need to use all of the fresh basil the recipe says- it wasn't as good when I used less. Made this dish for a potluck and just crumbled the goat cheese throughout. Definitely will go into our dinner rotation!