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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Moroccan Spiced Goat Cheese

Serves 4 to 6
This fragrant spiced goat cheese is quick and simple to make. The combination of sweet and nutty spices, which includes cinnamon, cumin, cardamom and cloves, is delicious sprinkled on pork or chicken before grilling, too.

1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1 (4- to 6-ounce) log, crotin or pyramid fresh goat cheese
Crostini or crackers

Combine pepper, ginger, cumin, cinnamon, coriander, nutmeg, cardamom and cloves on a large plate. Roll goat cheese in mixed spices until completely covered.

Transfer to a serving plate with crackers or crostini.

Per serving (about 1oz/30g-wt.): 80 calories (60 from fat), 6g total fat, 4g saturated fat, 15mg cholesterol, 105mg sodium, 2g total carbohydrate (1g dietary fiber, 0g sugar), 5g protein

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