Herbed-And-Spiced Goat-Cheese Balls

Course : Appetizers
Serves: 1
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1 1/4 Pounds soft goat cheese
1 Tablespoon finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 1/2 Tablespoons snipped fresh chives
1 1/2 Tablespoons fresh thyme
2 Tablespoons chopped pecans -- toasted
1 Tablespoon freshly cracked black pepper
2 Teaspoons paprika
2 Teaspoons curry powder
2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 Teaspoon red-pepper flakes

Preparation / Directions:

1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Form 1 tablespoon of the goat cheese into a small ball. Transfer to the baking sheet. Continue with the remaining cheese. Refrigerate the balls for 10 minutes to set slightly. 2. Place the parsley, chives, thyme, pecans, and pepper in 5 separate bowls. Roll about 6 balls in each of the 5 coatings, and set aside. To make the paprika band, sprinkle the paprika in a straight line on a cutting board. Straighten the edges of the paprika with a knife. Roll 6 of the balls down the line to form a strip of paprika on them. To make a dot of curry on the 6 remaining balls, place the curry in a sieve, cover half of each ball with a wide knife, and sprinkle the curry over the other half. 3. Pour the olive oil onto a serving platter. Sprinkle the oil with red-pepper flakes. Arrange the goat-cheese balls on the platter, and serve with toothpicks on the side.


Nutritional Information:

368 Calories (kcal); 38g Total Fat; (88% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 9g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 4mg Sodium

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