Saturday, April 18, 2009

Le Chevre

What a day! Earlier i worked out with my trainer Deb, her trainer G, and another one of Deb's clients C @ Castle Hill. The purpose of this session was to introduce me and C to G and see whether we want to work out with him after Deb moves . O. M. G. Let's just say that i'm already sore (and it's only been a few hours), and you know how soreness gets worse the day after and then even WORSE the day after that?? Yeah. The man is crazy. I think I did 100 lunges (while holding a barbell on my shoulders no less). 100!! I better wake up tomorrow with the perkiest, roundest, firmest bum ever.

In an effort to reward myself for such an insane workout and for working this afternoon, i decided to make a delicious mixed greens salad with warm goat cheese rounds. Surely everyone has had/seen a version of this salad somewhere. I always knew it'd be tres easy to recreate so thanks to the lovely PinkHeels, i got myself an Ina Garten recipe (she's the best, n'est ce pas?) and got to work. It was unbelievably quick and easy! The step that takes the most time is the chilling of the goat cheese (post dipping in egg whites and covering with bread crumbs, or in my case, panko) in the fridge for 15 minutes.



For the mixed greens, i added sliced almonds and dried cranberries and drizzled a bit of balsamic vinaigrette.



After the rounds are chilled, you simply brown them in the pan (with evoo and a touch of butter) for mere minutes, and voila! Deliciously warm, gooey, crispy goat cheese... MmmMMmmmMmmm...




The breading kind of messed up on one of the rounds as i was flipping it, but it was no less delicious. And while the salad was very yummy, next time i'm going to use a stronger goat cheese as i prefer it with more of a kick. Mmmm i really heart goat cheese. Don't you?

6 comments:

Melita said...

looks fantastic! i love chevre!

Bonjour Madame said...

I had a salad like this on a trip before and it was amazing. I'm going to have to try this at home. Yum.

Cafe Fashionista said...

This looks yum, yum, yummy!

Yazzy Fresh said...

Looks AMAZING Caro!!

Pink Heels said...

AWESOME! Glad you liked the recipe. It is one of my favorites even though it is soooo simple!

Naturally Jules said...

Looks divine!!! I love Ina!