Sunday, November 2, 2014

Orange & Black Hot App

The San Francisco Giants won the World Series Wednesday night, so what better way to celebrate with the staff at my school than these Orange & Black Hot Appetizers.  Fans of Fuyu and goat cheese came back again and again - the flavors definitely hit a home run!*


4 ounces soft goat cheese

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 Fuyu persimmons, quartered and thinly sliced, preferably with a mandolin

Fresh or dried thyme, or other herbs, for garnish


1.  Pre-heat the boiler.

2.  Place the goat cheese in a ramekin.  Drizzle the olive oil on top. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper.  Broil 6 inches from the flame for 8-10 minutes.

3.  While the cheese is heating, place the persimmon slices on a serving platter. 

3.  When the cheese is bubbling and/or golden brown, allow it to cool for a few minutes.  Stir with a spoon to mix it all together.

4.  Drop about a teaspoonful of cheese on each persimmon slice.  Garnish with thyme and black pepper and serve immediately.

Note:  these are also delicious at room temperature.

Serves 6-8

*recipe adapted from the Vibrant Food Cookbook.

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