May/Jun
2012

Recipe: Warm Sesame-Crusted Goat Cheese

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0015Courtesy of reader A. Lien.
    4-5 oz. creamy goat cheese
    2 Tbsp. olive oil
    1/2 tsp. hot Asian chili oil
    2 Tbsp. bread crumbs
    2 Tbsp. sesame seeds
    2 tsp. brown sugar
    2 tsp. caraway seeds
    1 tsp. chili powder
    1 tsp. cumin
    1/2 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 350° F. Mix oils in a shallow bowl. Mix dry ingredients in a second bowl. Between layers of plastic wrap, form goat cheese into a circle three inches in diameter by ¾-inch thick for an appetizer or smaller rounds for individual salads. Discard wrap. Roll cheese in oil mixture, coating all sides then roll in dry mixture; pat coating on any bare spots. Bake cheese in an ovenproof dish for 5 minutes or until lightly brown and warm. Serve with crackers or bread. Suggested wine pairing: Salem Glen St. Pepin.