Salad with Warm Goat Cheese
Salad with Warm Goat Cheese is If you have enough salad greens, kosher salt, cider vinegar, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. It is a good option if you're following a lacto ovo vegetarian diet. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 30 minutes.
Slice the Montrachet into 12 (1/2-inch-thick) slices. (The easiest way to slice goat cheese is to use a length of dental floss.) Dip each slice into the beaten egg whites, then the bread crumbs, being sure the cheese is thoroughly coated.
Place the slices on a rack and chill them for at least 15 minutes.
For the dressing, place the vinegars, sugar, salt, pepper, and egg yolk in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade and blend for 1 minute. With the motor running, slowly pour the olive oil through the feed tube until the vinaigrette is thickened. Season, to taste.
Toss the salad greens with enough dressing to moisten, then divide them among 6 plates.
Melt 1 tablespoon oil and 1 tablespoon butter in a saute pan over medium-high heat until just under smoking. Cook the goat cheese rounds quickly on both sides until browned on the outside but not melted inside. Top each salad with 2 warm rounds and serve.
Recommended wine: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Gruener Veltliner
Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Gruener Veltliner are my top picks for Salad. Sauvignon Blanc and Gruner Veltliner both have herby notes that complement salads with enough acid to match tart vinaigrettes, while a Chardonnay can be a good pick for creamy salad dressings. The Three Sticks Durell Vineyard Origin Chardonnay with a 4.4 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 50 dollars per bottle.
Three Sticks Durell Vineyard Origin ChardonnayWhite gold in the glass with aromas of lemon blossom and fresh fig, this wine offers a refreshing take on Durell Vineyard. Fermented in concrete eggs, the wine exhibits Durell's signature minerality juxtaposed with a smooth and round mouthfeel. Ageing on the lees in stainless steel barrels develop palate presence, fresh citrus fruit enlivens the wine. Hints of summer peach highlight the long, luscious finish.