Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Baked Goat Cheese in a Rich Tomato Sauce

I made this for my daughter and her chef boyfriend last night.  This is a great appetizer or a nice light dinner served with a salad.
 In a heavy skillet I sauteed lots of garlic, shallot, anchovies and onion in a bit of olive oil.  I forgot to take pics but then I de-glazed the pan with 1/4 cup of red wine and I added 3 cups of my tomato sauce from this past summer's garden and a few tablespoons of tomato paste.  This cooks over medium heat until it thickens and then I added salt and pepper and a bit of oregano.  A lot of this is done to taste.

 Pour the sauce into a heat proof platter and place chunks of goat cheese on top.  Sprinkle with some fresh basil.

Bake this at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.  I made them french bread to spread it on and garlic bread fingers.