this is a great mix of spices and herbs, and together, with some garlic, the end result offers a nicely infused olive oil for many uses. a dipping sauce for fresh bread, on pasta, drizzled on roasted potatoes or even on steak. feel free to play around with your own mix of spices and herbs.
1 tbsp fresh rosemary leaves
¼ tsp coriander seeds, crushed lightly
¼ tsp. (1 mL) fennel seeds, crushed lightly
10 whole black peppercorns
¼ c extra-virgin olive oil
½ lb log of soft mild goat cheese
In a small saucepan simmer bay leaf, garlic, rosemary, coriander seeds, fennel seeds and peppercorns in oil for 5 minutes. Arrange goat cheese on a platter and spoon oil mixture over. Serve goat cheese with bread.