This funny story was shared with us by our lovely LCF Club Manager in Central Auckland, Maroussia Boyack
Not all French are good cooks!
"I went to my friends house in Paris and my friend Martine was to make us my favourite entree: Chevre Chaud (hot goat cheese salad). She had of course eaten this dish many times in restaurants and must have thought it would be easy to make (which it is!).
She placed the lettuce on the plates, bread on top of the salad and the goat cheese on top of the bread.
Unfortunately she then put the lot in the microwave ..."
Why not give Maroussia's recipe a go - just remember not to microwave it!
Maroussia`s favourite entree
Salade au Chèvre Chaud
4 (½-inch thick) slices goat cheese, from a log (or individual crottin de chèvre, cut in half horizontally)
2-3 cups mixed greens, something sturdy
4 slices country bread or baguette
handful of walnuts, toasted and broken in pieces
3 Tbsp olive oil or walnut oil
1 Tbsp red wine vinegar (or partly balsamic vinegar)
1 tsp dijon mustard
1/4 shallot, minced
salt and pepper
Place slices of goat cheese on the bread slices and broil just until the cheese start to melt. Do not let it melt completely. Whisk together the vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper. Whisk in the oil and add the shallots at the end. Drizzle the greens with the dressing and sprinkle walnuts around the plate. Top the salad with the goat cheese toasts. Et voila. Serves 2.