We just returned from seeing the movie Noah, and doing our weekly grocery shopping. The movie was very well done, definitely beautiful, strange and shocking all at once. I can’t say I recommend the film, but I will say there was never a dull moment in the 2+ hours while I was watching it. Seen any good/weird movies lately?
Here’s a delicious, easy appetizer or light meal that goes together in minutes and is absolutely fantastic with a glass of sauvignon blanc.
1 whole, fresh baguette
8 oz. montrachet goat cheese
2 heaping Tablespoons sweet pickle relish
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 to 2 Tablespoons fresh or dry dill
1 (3.9 oz) tin smoked trout (we like Trader Joe’s)
spicy cocktail sauce
Toast baguette just until warm and a bit crusty. Cut into thick slices.
Mix the montrachet with the pickle relish and lemon zest and form it into a cheese ball. Roll it in the dill to coat the outside. Place the cheese ball on a plate. Slice a lemon into small wedges and place them around the cheese ball.
Open the tin of smoked trout. Transfer to a little bowl.
Open a jar of your favorite spicy cocktail sauce or make some by combining ketchup, horseradish and hot pepper jelly (to taste.)
To serve: Spread slices of baguette with the montrachet. Top with a little smoked trout, a small spoonful of cocktail sauce, a drizzle of olive oil and a squeeze of fresh lemon.