Here is my most requested recipe ever! It is Marinated Cheese. Your guests will be begging you for this recipe before the first course gets to the table. It is colorful, tasty and easy to make.
INGREDIENTS½ cup olive oil
½ cup seasoned rice vinegar
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
3 tablespoons minced green onions
1 teaspoon sugar
¾ teaspoon dried basil
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 (2-ounce) jar diced pimiento, drained
1 (8-ounce) block sharp Cheddar cheese, chilled
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, chilled
Garnish: fresh parsley sprigs
- Combine first 10 ingredients in a jar; cover tightly, and shake vigorously. Set marinade aside.
- Cut block of Cheddar cheese in half lengthwise. Cut crosswise into ¼-inch thick slices; set aside. Repeat procedure with cream cheese. Stand cheese slices on edge in a shallow dish, alternating types of cheese. Pour marinade over cheese. Cover and marinate in refrigerator at least 8 hours.
- Serve with assorted crackers. Yield: 16 appetizer servings
I prepared this the other night when we went over to a friend's house for dinner. It was a big hit! With the Holidays approaching, I'll be posting more and more of my favorites. This recipe is the best!