Last weekend Mr. Cafe Kim and I made a bunch of Spanish tapas (or small plates) for dinner when our families were in town. It worked out well because everyone had funny sitting around and sharing the little dishes.
In addition to a cheese and ham plate, bacon-wrapped dates, grilled veggies, and some other Spanish-inspired food, we made Baked Goat Cheese in Tomato Sauce. It was so easy to prepare and definitely the most popular dish of the night!
Baked Goat Cheese in Tomato Sauce
1.5 cups marinara sauce (We make our own by frying fresh basil and 2 cloves chopped, fresh garlic in oil in a pan; adding a can and a half of tomato sauce; seasoning with sugar, salt, and pepper to taste; and simmering for about 15 minutes. Store-bought marinara works, too).
8 oz. goat cheese
Place goat cheese in a shallow baking dish. Ladle tomato sauce around cheese in baking dish; do not cover cheese. Bake at 350 until the edges are bubbly and the cheese is cooked through. Garnish with chopped fresh basil, and serve atop sliced baguette.
Do you know what goes perfectly with baked goat cheese and tapas? Sangria, of course!