Thanksgiving is this week -- the quintessential celebration of food in America (oh, and something about Pilgrims and Native American people sharing...). In spirit of the holiday, I thought I would share one of my favorite recipes for a Thanksgiving appetizer which is super simple and easy. And it highlights some delicious fall flavors - goat cheese and rosemary. The recipe is intentionally very basic so you can focus your attention on the main dish (TURKEY!) and it's not too heavy to spoil your appetite.
- 1 loaf of french bread
- 8 oz of goat cheese
- 3-5 sprigs of fresh rosemary
- 1/4 cup of walnut pieces
|so simple, you only need these 4 ingredients + bread!|
1. Slice the french bread into thin, diagonal slices (they should be about 1 inch thick)
|cut these thin so they toast quicker|
|Lightly chop, do not mutilate your herbs or they will leave their flavor on your cutting board|
4. Remove the toasts from the oven. Place on a serving dish. Sprinkle walnuts on the cheese toasts (sometimes you need to press them on there). Then sprinkle the rosemary on the cheese toasts. Then lightly drizzle honey over top the toasts. You can opt out of the walnuts if you have folks with nut allergies (see above, I made some with and without walnuts).
5. Viola! Now you can focus on carving that turkey!