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Sweet & Sour Green Tomato Tatin with Goat Cheese

Sweet & Sour Green Tomato Tatin with Goat Cheese
A spinach salad made into an elegant, gourmet taste treat! Perfect as an appetizer or as a salad. An interesting twist on a goat cheese-spinach salad.
Ingredients:

4 green tomatoes
1/4 cup sugar
4 cloves garlic in the skin (unpeeled)
1/2 cup champagne vinegar
4 ounces goat cheese
4 ounces heavy cream, whipped to stiff peaks
1/2 baguette French bread
baby spinach
lemon juice
extra virgin olive oil



Directions:


Preheat oven to 300 degrees F

 

Cut the tops off of the tomatoes.

Use a small, heavy saucepan to melt the sugar over medium heat. When a light caramel is formed, add the tomatoes cut side down.

Add the salt, garlic cloves, and champagne vinegar. Bring to a boil and reduce the liquid by about one-third.

Place the pan in the oven until the tomatoes are soft (about 45 minutes).

 

Preheat oven to broil.


Soften the goat cheese in a bowl.

Fold in the whipped cream using a rubber spatula. Season with salt and white pepper.


Cut the bread into slices and brush with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Place under the broiler to brown.


Dress the spinach in lemon juice and olive oil. Place a small mound of spinach on each plate.

Using spoons to form a mound of goat cheese on the spinach.

Turn the tomato over and place next to the salad with a clove of garlic.

Spoon the caramel around the tomato and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil.


Place a piece of grilled bread on each plate.