I was so happy last week when I found FRESH sardines at my local fishmonger. I checked what I had in my fridge and I ended up cleaning them (pull at the insides plus central bone) and stuffing them with a mix of Ricotta, chopped fresh mint, espelette pepper, a little olive oil and salt. They were then barbecued on a plancha. What a delicious dinner ready in no time...
I rarely post recipes that are not totally mine, but I had to make an exception for those goat cheese bites, discovered in a French culinary magazine, and tweaked by me. They are absolutely delicious, pretty and playful.
Here is what to do:
Mash up a fresh goat cheese log with a fork in a shallow bowl (I use Trader Joe's Silver goat), season with a little salt, some white pepper, and a generous dash of a good olive oil (I use a basil olive oil from Oregon).
Roll about 24 little balls (that's what I get out of one log) with your hands.
Prepare the coatings: I use coarsely crushed pistachios, dry freeze strawberries that I mash up and flax seeds.
Roll the balls in the coatings and finish with a pretzel stick...
So simple !