Macadamia Crusted Goat Cheese

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This macadamia crusted goat cheese recipe is served on a bed of fresh chopped mango, making it a light and delicious summer appetizer.

It’s inspired by our visits to Tommy Bahama restaurant in Maui, which is usually one of our first stops on the island — especially for happy hour.

The soy glaze is easy to make. You just cook the soy sauce, minced jalapeño and sugar over low heat until it becomes thick like syrup. Then, add a little sesame oil to taste.

macadamia crusted goat cheese

For the mango salsa garnish, you can either buy store-bought, or make it yourself. Just mix together your desired amounts of chopped fresh mango, red bell pepper, green onion, fresh jalapeño and cilantro. Then, add a squeeze of lime juice to taste.

Serve with a nice crisp flatbread.

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Macadamia Crusted Goat Cheese

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This macadamia crusted goat cheese recipe is served on a bed of fresh chopped mango salsa, making it a light and delicious summer appetizer. It's inspired by our visits to Tommy Bahama restaurant in Maui, which is usually one of our first stops once we get off the plane.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 10 oz. goat cheese
  • ½ cup roasted macadamia nuts chopped roughly
  • ½ cup clarified butter melted

Soy Glaze

  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • ¼ tsp minced jalapeño
  • cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

For Serving

  • Mango Salsa for topping
  • Chopped green onion for garnish
  • Flatbread for dipping

Instructions
 

Make Soy Glaze

  • Combine all ingredients except sesame oil in sauce pan and cook over medium-low heat for 25 minutes. Add sesame oil. Strain through fine strainer. Glaze should be a thick, viscous consistency.

Prepare Goat Cheese

  • Shape goat cheese into 4 equal balls. Roll each ball in macadamia nuts.
  • Flatten each ball into a puck, 2½ inches by ¾ inches tall. Coat each puck again with macadamia nuts in any bare areas.
  • Preheat a nonstick sauté pan on medium heat. Add clarified butter. Fry goat cheese for 90 seconds on each side.

For Serving

  • Place mango salsa on plate, then top with warm goat cheese. Drizzle with soy glaze and chopped green onion.
Keyword appetizers, goat cheese
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