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Roasted Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Spread Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 red bell peppers
- 4 oz goat cheese
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste

Special equipment needed:
- Baking sheet
- Food processor

Step-by-step instructions:
1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
2. Cut the red bell peppers in half and remove the seeds and stems.
3. Place the peppers on a baking sheet, skin side up, and roast for 20-25 minutes or until the skin is charred and blistered.
4. Remove the peppers from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes.
5. Peel off the skin and discard it.
6. In a food processor, combine the roasted peppers, goat cheese, parsley, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
7. Pulse until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
8. Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary.
9. Transfer the spread to a serving bowl.


- Time:
Preparation time: 10 minutes
- Cooking time: 25 minutes
Temperature:
- Oven temperature: 400°F
Serving size:
- Makes about 1 cup of spread
- Serves 4-6 people

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 150
- Fat: 14g
- Carbohydrates: 3g
- Protein: 4g
- Fiber: 1g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- You can use feta cheese instead of goat cheese.
- You can use dried parsley instead of fresh parsley.

Variations:
- Add a pinch of cayenne pepper for a spicy kick.
- Add a tablespoon of lemon juice for a tangy flavor.
- Add a tablespoon of honey for a sweet touch.

Tips and tricks:
- You can roast the peppers ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator until you're ready to make the spread.
- If you don't have a food processor, you can use a blender or a hand mixer.
- Serve the spread with crackers, bread, or vegetables.

Storage instructions:
- Store the spread in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Reheating instructions:
- The spread is best served at room temperature, but you can microwave it for a few seconds to soften it if it's too cold.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve the spread in a small bowl and garnish it with a sprig of parsley or a drizzle of olive oil.

Garnishes:
- Fresh parsley
- Olive oil

Pairings:
- Crackers
- Bread
- Vegetables

Suggested side dishes:
- Grilled chicken
- Roasted vegetables
- Salad

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the spread is too thick, add a tablespoon of olive oil at a time until you reach the desired consistency.
- If the spread is too thin, add a tablespoon of goat cheese at a time until you reach the desired consistency.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to wash your hands and all the utensils and equipment before and after handling the ingredients.
- Store the spread in the refrigerator and discard any leftovers that have been left at room temperature for more than 2 hours.

Food history:
- Roasted red pepper and goat cheese spread is a Mediterranean-inspired dish that combines the sweetness of roasted peppers with the tanginess of goat cheese.

Flavor profiles:
- Sweet, tangy, and creamy

Serving suggestions:
- Serve the spread as an appetizer or a snack.

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Taste: Savory, Tangy, Creamy, Herby, Spicy