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Mondays with Martha: Citrus and Green Olives with Goat Cheese

Cooking My Way Through This Month's Martha Stewart Magazine - Volume: January/February 2020

My Rating: 8 out of 10 Mood Music: Volare - Gipsy Kings

I knew I had to try this recipe because the colors of the citrus were just so beautful, and I cannot resist a cheeseboard. The ingredients were simple enough, and I thought that this could be a fun dish to serve before a dinner party, or at a wine night with friends, so I added it to my Martha recipe list.

Well, IF i had read the instructions correctly, it would have realized that you are warming up the oven for the bread, not the oranges, but you know what? it actually still turned out to be delicious! The flavors of the fruit paired, with olive oil, sea salt and pepper, really opened up with a little heat (I only broiled them for about 2 mins before I realized I read the instructions wrong) and provided a perfect contrast to the cold cheese. I'd definitely say it was a happy accident.

This recipe was quick to prepare, looked stunning, and tasted really good (but not 10 out of 10, which I save for things that taste amazing). I hope you give it a try! And maybe even warm up your citrus slices too ;)

Citrus and Green Olives with Goat Cheese

Ingredients 2 pounds mixed oranges and tangerines, such as Cara Cara, satsuma, mandarin, and blood orange, peeled Flaky sea salt and freshly ground pepper 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling 3/4 cup mixed green olives, such as Cerignola and Castelvetrano 4 ounces goat cheese, room temperature 12 (1/2-inch-thick) slices rustic Italian bread


Step 1

  1. Preheat broiler. Remove any white pith remaining from peeled fruit and cut into thin rounds or pull-apart segments (or a combination of the two); arrange on a platter. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle generously with oil; nestle olives in among them.

Step 2

  1. In a small bowl, beat together goat cheese and oil; season with salt. Transfer to a serving bowl, drizzle with more oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place bread on a rimmed baking sheet and drizzle both sides with oil. Broil, flipping once, until charred in spots and crisp, about 1 minute. Serve citrus, olives, and goat-cheese mixture with bread alongside.

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