Fig goat cheese and walnut appetizers
Served this as an appetizer before our Thanksgiving dinner. I made the fig and shallot “marmalade” the night before. Made for an easy to assemble quick appy with really full and developed flavor profiles. Slice rounds of baguette spoon the fig and shallot mixture on top of each round. Add a generous amount of soft goat cheese, and sprinkle with chopped toasted walnuts. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 5-10 min. Serve immediately.
Fig and Shallot Marmalade
6-8 shallots, sliced thin
8 fresh figs, ¼ inch dice
Zest of ½ an orange
2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
¼ cup red wine
1 teaspoon honey
A few grinds of pepper
Reduce to desired consistency. Can be made ahead of time and refrigerated until ready to assemble.
Arthritis Kitchen Tip: Walnuts are an excellent source of Omega 3. Increasing your intake of Omega 3 can help reduce pain and inflammation.