HOME      KATE'S GLOBAL KITCHEN       SEARCH      COOKBOOK PROFILES    I LOVE DESSERTS      GLOBAL DESTINATIONS     SHOPPING     CONTACT


Cookbook

 

Bacon-Wrapped Goat Cheese
with Dandelion Greens

4 Servings

Bacon-Wrapped Goat Cheese with Dandelion Greens

 

This has been a family favorite ever since we moved to France in 1980. I like to wrap the slightly firm goat cheese in thin slices of smoked meat, such as coppa, bacon, pancetta, or smoked ham. The meat must be sliced as thin as possible so it cooks up quickly, before the goat cheese has time to melt and turn runny. So opt for a firm goat cheese. I like to serve this with an assertive salad, such as dandelion greens, or a sturdy spinach-like green from my garden, dressed with a simple, classic vinaigrette.

Equipment: a large nonstick skillet

  • 1 tablespoon minced mixed fresh herbs, such as chives, chervil,
         mint, and tarragon
  • 4 small, firm rounds of goat's milk cheese (2 ounces each)
  • 8 ultra-thin slices smoked bacon, pancetta, or smoked ham
  • 6 cups firmly packed dandelion greens, torn into bite-sized pieces
         (or use baby spinach)
  • Classic Vinaigrette (recipe below)

1. Sprinkle the herbs over both sides of each goat cheese round, pressing down lightly so they adhere. Wrap 2 slices of bacon, crisscross fashion, around each cheese.

2. Heat the skillet over moderate heat. Add the wrapped cheese and cook until the meat is browned, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a layer of paper towels to drain.

3. In a large salad bowl, toss the greens with just enough dressing to lightly and evenly coat them. Arrange the greens on large salad plates. Place a wrapped goat cheese on top of each salad and serve.

Wine Suggestion: A crisp white wine is essential here, preferably one from the Loire Valley. A good-value white from that region is a Quincy, a "satellite" wine region near the better-known Sancerre. Try offerings from Domaine Mardon, with chalky, citrus-like notes that echo this salad.

 

Classic Vinaigrette

About 1-1/4 cups

This has been my signature vinaigrette for decades, and it's the best all-purpose dressing for greens as well as vegetables. I like to use two kinds of vinegar to create a true symphony of flavors.

Equipment: a small jar with a lid.

  • 2 tablespoons best-quality sherry-wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons best-quality red-wine vinegar
  • Fine sea salt
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil

In the jar, combine the vinegars and salt to taste. Cover with the lid and shake to dissolve the salt. Add the oil and shake to blend. Taste for seasoning. The dressing can be used immediately. (Store the vinaigrette at room temperature or in the refrigerator for several weeks. Shake to blend again before using.)

 
  • from:
    Salad as a Meal
    Healthy Main-Dish Salads for Every Season
  • by Patricia Wells
  • William Morrow Cookbooks 2011
  • Hardcover; 368 pages; $34.99
  • ISBN-10: 006123883X
  • ISBN-13: 9780061238833
  • Reprinted by permission.

Buy Salad as a Meal

 

Salad as a Meal

 
 
Kitchen Gypsy

This page created June 2011


The Global Gourmet
The Global Gourmet®
Main Page

 

Chinese New Year
Celebrate Chinese &
Lunar New Year

   Clip to Evernote

Bookmark and Share

 

Twitter: @KateHeyhoe

 
Search this site:

Advanced Search
Recent Searches


Departments

Kate's Global Kitchen
Kate's Books
Cookbook Profiles
Global Destinations
Holiday & Party Recipes
I Love Desserts
On Wine
Shopping

Caffeine and You Caffeine and You
cooking kids Cooking with Kids
new green basics New Green Basics

Archives
Conversions, Charts
   & Substitutions
Search

About the
Global Gourmet®
   Contact Info
   Advertising
   Feedback
   Privacy Statement

Recent Cookbooks

Cooking Italian
175 Home Recipes
4-Hour Chef
Bakery Cookbook
Barefoot Contessa
Bouchon Bakery
Burma: Rivers of Flavor
Cake Mix Doctor
Comfort Food
Craft of Coffee
Crazy Sexy Kitchen
Daily Cookie
Fifty Shades Chicken
French Slow Cooker
Frontera - Rick Bayless
Gluten-Free Quick & Easy
Jerusalem: A Cookbook
Kitchen Science
Lidia's Favorite Recipes
Make-Ahead and Freeze
Modern Milkshakes
Modernist Cuisine
Mystic Cookbook
Paleo Slow Cooking
Picky Palate
Pop Bakery
Practical Paleo
Quick Family Cookbook
Saltie
Sensational Cookies
Smitten Kitchen
Southern Living Recipes
Sweet Life in Paris
Trader Joe's Vegetarian
True Food
Whole Larder

More Cookbooks

 

Kitchen & Home
Markdowns

 
.

Copyright © 1994-2013,
Forkmedia LLC

 

 


cat toys Catnip Toys
 

Kitchen & Home
Markdowns

 
.