I often talk to a goat on twitter, Ethel the Goat who is one of the goats who make Capricorn Goats Cheese. I was quite excited when she invited me to take part in the #CapricornChallenge. The rules were simple, Ethel sent me a gorgeous hamper filled with goodies including Capricorn Somerset Goats Cheese and I had to take up the challenge to create some recipes and blog about them. I thought this was baa-rilliant and couldn’t wait to take up the challenge.
As you can see from the hamper there were more than enough ingredients to provide inspiration and I came up with a number of different recipes that I will be sharing with you. I have to say that Capricorn Goats Cheese is delicious and it is very tempting to eat it as it is, but I resisted.
The first recipe that I came up with was a chicken with tomato, orange pepper tomato and goats cheese sauce which I have called Ethel’s Farmhouse Chicken for lack of a better name.
- 3 chicken breasts
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 clove garlic
- ¼ cup of cider
- ½ cup chicken stock
- ½ yellow pepper, chopped
- 2 tomatoes chopped
- 2 oz goats cheese
- Cook the chicken breasts slowly in a griddle pan, making sure they are cooked though. This should take at least 20 minutes.
- In a frying pan add the olive oil and sauté the garlic. Add the yellow pepper and tomatoes and warm though.
- Add the cider and the chicken stock to the pan and cook until it reduces by half.
- Stir in the goats cheese gently until it melts.
Serve the chicken on a plate with the sauce poured on the top. You can add a sprinkle of black pepper if you like that. The chicken dish would be nice served with rice and a salad or new potatoes.
I was very pleased with this recipe, the cider merged well with the tomatoes and yellow pepper and the goats cheese added a mellow creamy flavour to the whole dish. The whole family enjoyed the meal, even my husband who can be a bit suspicious of new recipes.
To find out more about Capricorn Goats Cheese and Ethel and her goat friends visit http://www.capricorngoatscheese.co.uk
Disclosure: I was sent a hamper of ingredients in order to create recipes
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