Friday, November 30, 2007

Easy Appetizers

White Beans, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Basil Bites
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 8 fresh basil leaves, sliced crosswise into 1/2 inch strips
  • 3 tablespoons drained sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • fresh lemon juice
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup white beans
  • Carr's roasted garlic and herb table water crackers
  • 2 oz ricotta salata cheese, coarsely grated
Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until pale golden. Add basil. When leaves are wilted and crispy, add sun-dried tomatoes. Cook for 1 minute. Stir in lemon juice and pepper to taste. Add beans and cook until warmed through.

Arrange crackers on serving tray. Spoon 1 tbsp of tomato bean mixture on each cracker, top with grated ricotta salata and serve.

Blue Cheese and Lavender Honey
  • Carr's table water crackers
  • 4 oz artisanal-quality blue cheese at room temperature
  • 3 tbsp lavender honey
Arrange crackers on work surface. Divide cheese onto crackers and drizzle with honey. Arrange crackers on serving tray and serve.

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