We are a few weeks away from Thanksgiving and I thought I’d better share this simple yet delicious recipe. If you are anything like me, you will have been diligently working away on your Thanksgiving menu. Unfortunately, I rarely deviate from my main holiday dishes (I’ve nearly got Thanksgiving Day down to a science) so I’m always on the lookout for interesting appetizers to make the whole menu a bit more interesting. I think this recipe fits the bill – confit garlic with asiago toasted on fresh bread. I’m pretty sure you can’t go wrong with this appetizer- trust me.
- ½ cup garlic cloves
- 1 stick of unsalted butter
- ¾ cup grated asiago
- 1 teaspoon French thyme, roughly chopped
- ¼ teaspoon Spanish Paprika
- salt & pepper to taste
- 16 slices of baguette
- In a medium sauce pan, add butter and garlic and set on medium low heat until soft and golden brown, approximately 20 minutes. Remove from butter and place in a good sized mixing bowl. Smash garlic cloves until a paste forms then add in asiago, thyme and paprika and mix until well combined.
- Set the oven to broil and line a baking sheet with foil. Gently spoon mixture onto approximately 16 slices of baguette. Place under broiler for 2 - 3 minutes or until cheese bubbles are golden brown. Remove immediately and serve.