|Fresh Tarragon and Parsley from our garden|
This week’s French Fridays with Dorie challenge is for this soft, light, herb-infused cheese. Dorie recommends serving it with vegetables, so I decided to fill chilled steamed artichokes with it to use as a dip for the leaves. I scattered a diced heirloom tomato and 3 sliced green onions over it and finished it with Lemon Olive Oil, Salt and Pepper. It was just delicious!
I used Ricotta cheese and strained it in the refrigerator overnight. I mixed the cheese the night before we used it and that really improved the flavor. There are so many possible uses for this delicately flavored cheese.
For another variation on this theme, see this post: Stuffed Artichokes (Carciofi Ripieni).
|Yesterday was our third anniversary!|
Kris' Kitchen says
Happy Anniversary! I’m happy for you!!!
What a great idea for this herbed cheese. Beautifully presented and very creative. Always enjoy seeing what you come up with. Have a fun holiday weekend.
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
What a great idea to fill artichokes! These sound like a great side dish for summer.
Happy anniversary, Susan!!!! I LOVE your presentation~
Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes says
Such a nice presentation Susan! The artichokes look impeccable, I´m glad you enjoyed this!
Cher Rockwell says
Lovely idea to serve with artichokes.
I thought this tasted better after it had sat overnight as well.
Have a great weekend.
Every time I look at your post for the week, you amaze me with your beautiful photos and the way you present your
dishes. This was a good recipe, tasty, and with many possible uses. Have a great weekend.
Trevor Sis Boom says
Really Susan, you just have the best ideas for recipes. You really do. Everything is just so always put together perfectly!
Diane Balch says
The artichoke was genius… I might even like this cheese dish more if I present it like you did.
Jessica of My Baking Heart says
Fabulous idea, Susan – love the photos! And Happy Anniversary! ðŸ™‚
Heather Kinnaird says
i love the artichoke idea
Awe, happy anniversary! Looks like you whipped up a delicious anniversary meal. I’m very impressed by how creative you were with this week’s recipe. Don’t you just love artichoke season?
Susan, I love this idea! So creative…It looks so very pretty! I am serving mine on Memorial Day! Have a great weekend!
WOW, I never would have thought to pair it with artichoke… dunno why! ðŸ™‚ Great job!
The artichoke looks stunning, Susan! That’s a disposable bowl I can totally get behind of. Happy Anniversary and long weekend! ðŸ™‚
What a great idea to stuff this into artichokes. I just love your star-shaped plates. Wonderful presentation. And a great big happy anniversary to you and John. May you have many many more happy years together.
Susan, what a beautiful presentation! I bet this was just delicious in the steamed artichoke. I love your anniversary card. I wish you and your husband a wonderful anniversary weekend!
Hi Susan, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
What a fabulous idea!! I love artichokes, and this would be a great way of serving them. Just beautiful!! (as always!!)
Mary Hirsch says
Susan, Congratulations to you and your husband, John, for three, what I know have been wonderful, years of marriage. I think it was a match made in heaven, right? And, of course, carrots and celery sticks would not work for anniversary night, you’d have to go for something like, well, how about chilled steamed artichokes. Do you understand why I would rather live at your house than mine? Your presentation was beautiful, lovely, and the card was a very nice and sweet touch. Thank you for sharing your anniversary with us all.
What a great idea! I have only made steamed artichokes once before but I still have some of this cheese left and I’m thinking I might just make them again. Genius!