Friday, September 3, 2010

Goat Cheese & Nectarine Tostada


Nectarines have been particularly delicious this season. Left to ripen in a paper bag, suddenly they are all bursting with juiciness, all at the same time. 


When you're sick of the juices running down your chin, you may begin to ponder other uses for a pile of ripe nectarines. Since I am so obsessed with anything resembling the layerings of a pizza, I decided to spread them over a tortilla, and make sort of a sweet tostada.


The result was a crispy pizza-like treat, with juicy fruit balanced by the tangy, creamy chevre goat cheese. This concoction would make quite an interesting party treat, paired with a tart Verdejo wine. Just don't forget to watch it in the toaster, and burn it like I did!

Goat Cheese & Nectarine Tostada
8" Flour Tortillas
Nectarines, 1/8" thick slices (or peaches, but you may like to peel them because of the fuzzy skin)
Chevre Goat Cheese, crumbled with a fork
Basil leaves
*Honey - optional 

1. Lightly toast the tortillas, just to harden them up.

2. Lay Nectarine slices on tortilla in one layer, sprinkle with goat cheese. Add a few basil leaves. 
3. In a toaster oven or oven, bake at 450 for just a few minutes. Or broil for about a minute. Watch carefully - they burn fast!

4. Cut into wedges with a pizza cutter, and if desired, drizzle with a bit of honey.

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