Marinated Goat Cheese With Garlic, Basil and Orange Zest

Total Time
15 mins
0 mins

This is a great appetizer. It is easy and fast and can be made up to 4 days before serving. I like to use a mixture of white, black and red peppercorns. Cook time does not include time to marinate. I always get asked for the recipe. Very pretty presentation. From Hugh Carpenter.

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  1. Cut goat cheese into 1/2 inch thick slices. Arrange the slices in a single layer in a pie plate ot baking dish.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the olive oil, peppercorns and allspice berries.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the garlic, ginger, basil and orange zest.
  4. Place the saucepan over medium-high heat and cook until the peppercorns begin to pop, about 2 minutes.
  5. Remove the pan from the heat and immediately stir in the garlic mixture. After 5 seconds of stirring, pour the hot mixture over the goat cheese.
  6. Marinate in the refrigerator at least 3 hours.
  7. To serve, transfer the chilled cheese to a serving plate. Serve at room temperature with crackers.