I've had this appetizer in my head for a long while and finally got the opportunity to try it! It was splendid!
Apricot and Blue Cheese Cups
8 dried apricots - sliced thinly 1/2 cup of blue cheese - crumbled honey 9 wonton skins
Heat oven to 400 degrees.
Spray a mini muffin pan with a high quality cooking spray or use a paper towel with olive oil to rub the oil on the pan. Press the wonton skins into the the muffin pan. Divide the cheese between the cups. Sprinkle the sliced apricots on top. Drizzle each cup with just a little honey. Bake on 400 degrees for about 8 minutes. These will go from 'not done' to 'burnt' quickly so watch them carefully.
Food is so intriguing. I’ve always loved to cook whether it’s casual and simple or complicated and elegant. After living in the Midwestern United States all my life I find myself jumping between All-American foods and foods from other cultures. There is definitely a sense of comfort with cooking and enjoying food that I’ve grown up with.
I have a voracious curiosity to learn about all cultures, especially the Middle East/Mediterranean, Indian, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Thai foods. I’ve learned that a simple curry dish or an Asian dumpling can transform your mood and be just as much of a comfort food as the foods you’ve known you’re whole life.
It is fascinating to me how each culture has such a diversity of ingredients, and when used with different combinations and cooking techniques you can easily transform the same few ingredients into a multitude of dishes. The unfamiliar, the diverse ingredients and techniques, can be intimidating to many people. I’ve created this blog to chronicle and share my explorations in the kitchen so that hopefully you will want to start experimenting in your kitchen.