It seems like Halloween starts the holiday entertaining season off with a bang that doesn’t stop until after the New Year! I like to try to serve something a little different that doesn’t take a long time to prepare. (I want to party too!) No headache with this simple impressive hors d’oeuvre when entertaining at home. It’s quick, easy and so tasty! I like using slightly bitter endive leaves as a boat for warm cheese which also makes it an easy finger food to pass around. I use an herbed goat cheese in this recipe, with a homemade dressing and top it with roasted red pepper and basil.
Here’s what you will need:
Warm Goat Cheese Topped Endive Boats
2 large endive washed
2 large roasted red peppers
1 package of goat cheese (chevre) of your choice
Vinaigrette dressing- homemade or bottled
6 fresh basil leaves
Preheat the oven to broil. Cut the end off the endives and pull the outside larger leaves off. Place on a lined cookie sheet.
Fill each boat with goat cheese, a slice of roasted red pepper.
Top each with a drizzle of dressing. Cut a Chiffonade of basil by rolling the basil leaves and slicing into ribbon pieces. Set aside.
Place the cookie sheet under the broiler. Watch closely until the cheese gets slightly melted. Place the endive on a pretty plate and sprinkle with the basil.
Serve this easy treat with a nice Savignon Blanc. The earthy goat cheese and bitter taste of the endive pair pretty well with an un-oaked wine. Enjoy!
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