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Spicy Mediterranean Apricot Boats

Here’s what you’ll need;

2 heads of Organic Endive-
1 handful “Mediterranean Apricots”, cut in thin, long strips
1/2 c. “Absolut Vodka
3 T. Ojai Habanero Jelly
4 sprigs of Organic Lemon Thyme
1 t. Green “Caper” Brine
1 Chèvre Log (I like “Cypress Grove” Chèvre Logs with herbs), room temperature
about 25 Green Capers
about 10 Walnuts (or Pecans), dry roasted, broken up

Carefully pull apart the endive leaves; wash, spin, & set aside to dry

In a small saucepan, over low heat, simmer;
Apricots strips, covered with Vodka, Ojai Habanero Jelly, lemon thyme & brine.
Stir occasionally to mix.
It will take about 10 minutes to cook off the liquid.
Once it thickens, set aside to cool.

With a frosting piping bag (or a strong plastic bag), pipe the chévre onto the center section of the endive.

For each endive ‘boat’, add:
1 strip of the Spicy Mediterranean Apricot
1 caper
1 small piece of walnut (or pecan) dry roasted

Place on a platter & watch them disappear-
(no serving utensils needed)
The apricots are the same beautiful color as the Ojai Habanero Jelly, so it seems like you’re eating a long strip of hot Habanero Pepper, but the union of flavors united are divine- not too hot, not too sweet!

enjoy!

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