Your favorite recipes with goat cheese?
So on a whim I bought the package of 2 chevre logs at Costco yesterday. I have one orzo dish in mind to use up some of it, and I also might use some of it to make the salad from the COTM with the walnut crust. But obviously I have a lot more to use than those two dishes will require (especially since I'm cooking for one on weekdays).
So, what are some of your favorite uses/recipes for goat cheese? I'm mainly looking for dinner type recipes, not really appetizers.
I like to layer thinly pounded chicken breasts with baby spinach and whatever cheese I might have on hand, roll, secure with tooth picks and sauté. While blue/gorgonzola is my preference my husband prefers when I make it with goat cheese.
I love pasta tossed with red onion, cerry tomatos, spinach, shrimp and goat cheese.
Pizza topped with a thin layer of fig jam, proscuitto, arugala and goat cheese is wonderful.
Goat cheese and asparagus quiche. Spinach if asparagus isn't an option
caramelized onion and leek tart with goat cheese
Stirred into an entree style risotto-sausage maybe?
Flatbread/tart/pizza, salad & pasta variations abound - it's all about the ingredients & combinations you like.
Other savory options:
Stuffed zucchini blossoms
Mac & cheese
For something sweet:
Swirl into brownies
Panna cotta or custard
I'm a stuffed-chicken-breast person myself, but I like to use relatively thick boneless skinless breasts & cut a pocket in them instead of pounding them thin. Then I stuff the pocked with goat cheese, seasonings, & chopped arugula or spinach. Flour & brown quickly in a little olive oil, then bake until cooked through.
And while these are typically appetizers, we've frequently enjoyed them as a light supper - "Crab & Goat Cheese Nachos". Single layer of tortilla chips (different colors are nice) on a baking sheet. Sprinkle on lump crab meat, crumbled goat cheese, & shredded mozzarella. Bake at 350 until cheese is melted. Serve with salsas & guacamole on the side.
I love it on pizza with roasted veggies, or with a fruity sauce in place of the traditional tomato sauce.
It also goes great in a sandwich with chicken and roasted red peppers.
To be honest, if it involves roasted veggies and goats cheese, you're onto a winner for me!