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Goats’ cheese with green beans and walnuts

February 5, 2008 | By More

goatcheese.jpgThis is a great, quick and easy, appetizer that you can serve your guests. The whole thing should take you ten minutes.

Ingredients

  • 150g/4¼ oz fresh goats’ cheese, in log form
  • 150g/4¼ oz fine green beans
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp walnut halves, toasted

Marinade

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp walnut oil
  • 2 shallots, finely sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, squashed flat
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds, cracked
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds

Directions

  1. Cut the goats’ cheese into thick slices.
  2. For the marinade, combine all the marinade ingredients together in a bowl. Pour the marinade over the goats’ cheese slices, cover, and leave for a few hours or overnight, turning once.
  3. The next day, drain the goats’ cheese and reserve the marinade, discarding the garlic.
  4. Top (but don’t tail) the beans, and cook in simmering salted water for five minutes, or until tender. Drain.
  5. Toss the beans in one tablespoon of the reserved marinade and season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Arrange the beans on two dinner plates.
  6. Preheat the grill to medium. Transfer the goats’ cheese to a sheet of foil and place under the grill for two minutes, or until just melted. Divide between the two plates, add a spoonful or two of the marinade and scatter with the walnuts.

Serve.

Category: Food

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