Goat Cheese and Sundried Tomato Appetizers

Our monthly cooking club met to honor the Oscars. We decided that everyone should bring an “Award winning” recipe. I happen to enjoy watching the competitive cooking/baking shows on TV and immediately thought of the Pillsbury BakeOff. I went to the website to find a recipe. I decided on this appetizer because I love goat cheese and sun dried tomatoes. This recipe won the BakeOff appetizers division in 2004 and is delicious. Everyone really enjoyed it.

I did use the new Pillsbury Recipe Creations instead of biscuits. I also didn’t read the directions properly and used a regular sized muffin pan instead of a mini muffin pan. So I just doubled the amount of filling it calls for.

Goat Cheese and Sundried Tomato Appetizers – from Pillsbury
1 (12-oz.) can Pillsbury® Golden Layers® Refrigerated Buttermilk Biscuits – I used the new Crescent recipe creations
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 oz. (1/2 cup) crumbled goat cheese
1/4 cup chopped drained oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
1 teaspoon dried onion flakes – I used onion powder
1 teaspoon dried pesto seasoning – I used fresh parsley
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

Heat oven to 375°F. Separate dough into 10 biscuits (I cut the dough into 12 pieces); separate each evenly into 2 layers, making 20 dough rounds. Press each in ungreased miniature muffin cup.

In small bowl, mix mayonnaise, goat cheese, tomatoes, onion flakes and pesto seasoning. Spoon about 1 1/2 teaspoons mayonnaise mixture into each dough-lined cup. Sprinkle each with Parmesan cheese.

Bake at 375°F. for 10 to 16 minutes or until golden brown (Mine baked for exactly 10 minutes). Remove from muffin cups. Cool 5 minutes before serving.

I’m entering this in Joelen’s Tasty Tools event for April. She’s featuring muffin pans this month!

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5 Responses to “Salmon with Yellow Pepper Cilantro Pesto”

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    Josie — July 22, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    Yum!! I’m always looking for new ways to make salmon. Can’t wait to try this!

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    Colleen — July 22, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    This looks delicious! I love pesto with salmon and this adds even more great flavors.

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    Kerstin — July 22, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Looks like a perfect salmon recipe! I still haven’t been to Penzey’s, but will make it there one of these weekends!

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    Scott W. — July 23, 2009 at 12:38 am

    So how powerful was the cilantro flavor? I’m not a big fan of cilantro, but Steph is. I might try to make this if it isn’t to powerfully flavored with cilantro.

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    Jen — July 23, 2009 at 12:40 am

    I don’t know if we can be friends Scott. Cilantro is awesome. Honestly, it was more garlicy than cilantro flavored, but I’ve heard that people who don’t like cilantro really can’t stand it and I love it, so I don’t know if that’s a fair assessment… I say give it a shot. If you don’t like the pesto, eat yours without it.

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