Bachelorette Party Bite with Strawberries, Kalamata Olives and Vodka

Total Time:
50 min
Prep:
30 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
1 dozen bites
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 small French baguette
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 10 ripe strawberries, stems removed
  • 6 ounces fresh goat cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon honey, divided, plus more for drizzling
  • 1/2 red onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup dried figs, diced
  • 1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 12 sprigs fresh frisee lettuce
Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Slice the bread into 12 (1/4-inch) rounds. Brush both sides with olive oil and season with salt, and pepper, to taste. Bake the bread at 350 degrees F until crisp and starting to brown. Reserve.

Chop the strawberries finely, and mix with the goat cheese in a bowl. Season with 1/2 teaspoon honey, and salt, and pepper, to taste.

In a bowl combine the onions, figs, olives, and basil. Season the mixture with salt, and pepper, to taste. Drizzle with vinegar and remaining 1/2 teaspoon honey and toss to combine.

In a small sauce pan, heat the vodka over medium-high heat and bring to a simmer. Cook until the vodka is reduced to about 1 teaspoon. Stir in the orange juice and remove from the heat immediately. Drizzle in a touch of honey and season with salt and pepper. Whisk in the olive oil. Toss the frisee in the dressing.

To assemble: Take a crostini and smear a touch of the strawberry-goat cheese mixture on top. Build up some of the olive relish on top of that and garnish each crostini with a little dressed frisee lettuce.

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