Shabbat Menu - Potato and Goat Cheese Triangles

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Potato and Goat Cheese Triangles

Goat a minute?  Reading this week’s parsha, Acharei Mot combined with parsha Kedoshim, we are reminded of the centrality of the humble goat in the Jewish tradition.  It is from this reading (which is retold on Yom Kippur), that the notion of the “scapegoat” emerges. The Kohen, seeking atonement for himself, his household and the entire nation of Israel, confesses all of the sins of the people to the goat of Azazel and sends it off into the wilderness.  It is an auspicious week to remember the goat by trying a recipe made with goat cheese.  Jamie Geller’s Potato and Goat Cheese Triangles are the perfect appetizer for a dairy Shabbat dinner.  They can be prepared in advance, reheat well and are sinfully delicious!

POTATO AND GOAT CHEESE TRIANGLES

Potato and Goat Cheese Triangles

Puff pastry gets a savory addition of potatoes and goat cheese that are perfectly seasoned with fresh lemon zest for a beautiful light appetizer that will both impress and satisfy.  

COLORFUL GARDEN SALAD WITH CREAMY PESTO DRESSING

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An exquisite, colorful garden salad with creamy pesto dressing. Don't forget to display it proudly in a clear, glass bowl.  

PARMESAN AND SUN-DRIED TOMATO-CRUSTED TILAPIA

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Lela Tessler, a great cook from Philly via Odessa, gave me the very simple Parmesan crusted fish recipe that this dish is based on, and I thought the addition of sun-dried tomatoes was a great complement to the Parmesan. If you’re not a fan, leave them out. The dish will still have plenty of flavor.  

GOAT CHEESE AND SPINACH QUINOA CAKES

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They make for a fantastic appetizer or a savory side to go along with any meal. This version is crispy on the outside and melt in your mouth on the inside. 

MINI MANGO AMARETTO CHEESECAKES

Mini Mango Amaretto Cheesecakes

Click here for last year's Shabbat Menu with Israeli Fruit Salad.

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