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Goat Cheese Souffle with Thyme
© Quentin Bacon

Goat Cheese Souffle with Thyme

  • SERVINGS: 2
  • MAKE-AHEAD
  • VEGETARIAN

This recipe from Janie Master is served at Mel's Bar & Grill.

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  1. 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  2. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  3. 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  4. 1/2 cup milk
  5. 2 tablespoons dry white wine
  6. 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  7. 1/2 teaspoon anchovy paste
  8. 3 1/2 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
  9. 1 1/2 teaspoons thyme leaves
  10. Salt and freshly ground pepper
  11. 2 large eggs, separated, plus 3 large egg whites
  12. 1/4 cup grated sharp white Cheddar
  13. Mixed Greens with Papaya
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°. Butter a 1-quart soufflé dish. Add the Parmesan and turn the dish to coat it with the cheese.
  2. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Add the flour and cook, whisking, until blended. Whisk in the milk, wine, mustard and anchovy paste and cook, whisking, until the sauce is smooth and thick, about 8 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the goat cheese and 1 teaspoon of the thyme leaves. Season with salt and pepper and stir in the egg yolks. Scrape the soufflé mixture into a large bowl and press a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface.
  3. In a large stainless steel bowl, beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until soft peaks form. Using a rubber spatula, fold one-third of the beaten whites into the soufflé mixture; fold in the remaining whites until just a few streaks remain.
  4. Gently scrape the mixture into the prepared dish. Sprinkle the top with the Cheddar, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of thyme and some pepper. Bake the soufflé in the middle of the oven for about 25 minutes, or until nicely risen and browned on top. Serve at once with the Mixed Greens with Papaya.
Make Ahead The soufflé can be prepared through Step 2 and refrigerated overnight. Bring the mixture to room temperature before proceeding. Notes You can also prepare this rich and comforting soufflé in two 2-cup ramekins. Be sure to reduce the cooking time slightly.

Suggested Pairing

Look for a Vin Gris de Cigare. The wine's lovely, dry fruitiness stands up to the cheese and papaya.

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