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Thursday, August 9, 2007


I just saw this recipe in the Flavors from Afar email newsletter, and I have one word for it: YUM!

I want a record of it so I'm posting it here.

Fig and Goat Cheese Tapenade

1 c chopped stemmed dried figs
1/3 c water
1/3 c kalamata olives
2T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 T balsamic vinegar
1T drained capers - chopped
1 1/2 t fresh thyme chopped
Two 5.5 oz soft goat cheese cut into 1/2" thick rounds
1/2 c chopped toasted walnuts
1/4 c toasted walnut halves.

Cook figs and water in med/hi heat until no liqui and figs are soft, about 7 minutes Mix in olives, olive oil, vinegar, capers and thyme. Season with salt and pepper Arrange overlapping cheese rounds. Stir walnuts into tapenade - spoon over cheese - garnish with walnut and thyme sprigs.

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