I have 8 ounces of full fat ricotta cheese, left over from a recipe I made a few weeks ago. Anyone have suggestions?
(First thing I thought of was some kind of pasta, though I don't know what recipe I'd use -- and second thing I thought of was eating it on toast with fig butter.)
4 ripe apricots, cut in half, stones removed (or peaches, nectarines..)
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/8 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 TBS cup chopped unsalted pistachio nuts
1/4 cup ricotta
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F.
Place apricot halves in a baking dish, cut side up. In a mixing bowl, cream butter with sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg yolk, then fold in remaining ingredients. Divide mixture evenly among apricot halves, lightly mounding it into center of each with a small spoon.
Bake on center rack of oven for 30 minutes or until apricots are plumped and juicy, and the stuffing is browned. Serve immediately. Can be topped with fresh whipped cream.
I like to rock n' roll all night and *part* of every day. I usually have errands... I can only rock from like 1-3.
These were on sale, so I picked up a bag. Last time I had them was as a kid, steamed, from the freezer. The green kind. I just remember them being kinda icky and bland.
Now as an adult I am ready to give it another try. I love to prepare different kinds of dried beans. I somehow think I could make it work maybe with some herbs, butter, and leeks or something... but I was wondering if anyone has some great ideas for how to cook them (preferably vegetarian haha...)
NEXT QUESTION (which may sound silly, but I swear I'm serious): Does anyone have any marginally healthier recipes to recommend that involve bacon? I have loads of bacon in the freezer and no intention of cooking huge American breakfasts with them.