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Walnut Crusted Goat's Cheese

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Category: Appetizers, Cheese

 Ingredients List

  • 1 c Roasted walnuts
  • 1/4 c Bread crumbs
  • Emeril's Essence; see * Note
  • 1 lb Goat's cheese
  • 4 tb Minced shallots
  • 2 ts Minced garlic; plus
  • 1 tb Minced garlic
  • 2 tb Chopped chives
  • Salt; to taste
  • Freshly-ground black pepper;
  • -to taste
  • Seasoned flour
  • 1 Egg; mixed with
  • 1 ts Water; for egg wash
  • 1/4 c Olive oil; plus
  • 1 tb Olive oil
  • 4 oz Chorizo sausage; finely
  • -chopped
  • 1/2 c Minced onions
  • 1 c Blanched split peas
  • 1/2 c Peeled; seeded and chopped
  • -tomatoes
  • 2 c Veal reduction
  • 2 ts Chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 ts Finely-chopped parsley


* Note: See the "Emeril's Essence Information" recipe which is included in
this collection.

In a small food processor, pulse the walnuts until finely chopped. Remove
from the processor and turn into a mixing bowl. Stir the bread crumbs into
the walnut mixture and season the mixture with Emeril's Essence. In another
mixing bowl, combine the Goat's cheese, 2 tablespoons shallots, 2 teaspoons
garlic and chives together. Mix thoroughly. Season the mixture with salt
and pepper. Form the mixture into 2-ounce cakes, about 1 1/2 inches thick.

Dredge the cakes in the seasoned flour. Dip each cake in the egg wash,
letting the excess drip off. Dredge each cake in the walnut crust, coating
each side completely. In a saute pan, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil.
Add the chorizo and render for about 2 minutes. When the oil is hot, add
the onions and saute for 1 minute. Stir in the remaining shallots, garlic
and the split peas. Saute for 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper. Stir
in the tomatoes and veal stock. Bring the liquid to a boil and reduce to a
simmer. Simmer the mixture for 6 to 8 minutes or until the peas are tender.
Reseason if necessary. Stir in the thyme and parsley, right at the end.

In a large saute pan, heat the remaining olive oil. When the oil is hot,
but not smoking, pan-fry the cakes for about 2 minutes on each side, or
until the cakes are crispy. Remove the cakes from the oil and drain on
paper-lined plate. Season the cakes with Essence. Spoon the sauce in the
center of each plate. Place two cakes in the center of the sauce. Garnish
with parsley.

This recipe yields 4 appetizer servings.

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