Friday, February 5, 2010
Trio of Tastes
Crostini are one of my dinner party staples, served either as hors d'oeuvres, or as a first course. Tonight, they were my dinner, and a tasty one, too. They are: Goat Cheese Crostini with Blood Orange and Black Pepper Marmalade, zucchini and almond crostini (isnpired by the fabulous Red Cat recipe), and roasted garlic and white bean puree with smoked paprika. The white bean puree was just okay--the splash of sherry vinegar I added in lieu of lemon juice just didn't work. The zucchini and almonds were begging for shards of pecorino on top--I forgot to pick it up at the market. But the blood orange marmalade was divine, truly the best thing you will make in ten minutes. I am already looking forward to having it for breakfast tomorrow on toast.