Sunday, February 17, 2013

Pear Goat's Cheese Quesadillas

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So, we tried the smoker for the first time tonight! Per took notes, and I know he's planning to blog about it (or let me do it) eventually. We plan to use this pretty much every week to really learn how it works, but the first try - chicken thighs - was a huge success!

With it, we served these quesadillas with pear and goat's cheese. Perhaps not a traditional bbq side dish,  by any means, but we though it was really good together. And the kids loved them. Dante om-nom-nomed his way through, I really have to film him some time because he makes the cutest eating noises!

These'd be good as a snack or a small side dish whenever, really.

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Pear & Goat's Cheese Quesadillas

8 small flour tortillas
150 g goats cheese (chèvre)
100 g cream cheese
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 firm pear, cored and thinly sliced

Mix the goat's cheese with the cream cheese. Spread this on all the tortillas. Arrange pear and onion slices on half of the tortillas, and top with the remaining ones. At this point, I like to give my quesadillas a quick run in the microwave, about 20-30 seconds, to help soften them and start the cheese melting.

Cook, in a dry pan on medium-high heat, until the cheese has melted and the surface is starting to brown and crisp up. Cut into wedges and serve.

3 comments:

Foodycat said...

Gorgeous! (the quesadillas and the baby!) I don't know why quesadillas are so much more satisfying than cheese on toast, but they are. Excited to hear more about the smoker too.

Mrs M said...

Pear and goats cheese? What a combination. Sounds amazing!!!

Anonymous said...

LOVE Dante's winning smile...and his hair color is gorgeous!
Glad you are enjoying your new 'toy':)
Blessings,
Aimee