...Goat Cheese and Pistachio-Stuffed Dates...
This recipe is a hit. It's an unexpected combination, a great bite of an appetizer and the goat cheese filling can be made a day ahead and then put in the refrigerator so it makes things easy on the host.
I left some of the pistachio and chive bits on the board so after I fiilled the dates you simply just have to "dip" then in the pistachio mixture. Adds a nice touch of green.
Another great thing about this recipe- you can assemble everything 3 hours before the party. Just cover them up with plastic wrap and keep them in the fridge.
Recipe thanks to Martha. Makes 16.
Ingredients You'll Need:
4 ounces soft goat cheese
3 tablespoons shelled, salted pistachios, toasted and coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon chives, chopped. (Plus more for garnish)
Freshly ground black pepper
8 plump soft dried dates (Medjool work well) Pitted and halved lengthwise
1. Stir together the goat cheese, 2 tablespoons pistachios, and the chives in a small bowl until smooth. Season with pepper.
2. Arrange the dates, cut side up, on a platter. Using a small spoon place the filling into each date then 'dip' the dates into the remaining pistachios and chives to garnish.
Coleaux Du Languedoc (Joan's House wine) France