As the strawberries are saying their final adieu here in Tennessee, I wanted to try something different. I immediately remember Kevin’s from Closet Cooking, Roasted Strawberry and Goat Cheese Salad that he made last July, because I have mind like a steel trap. Ah! Do you believe that? My mind is actually more like a colander, saving things like Donny Osmond’s favorite color (or at least what was his favorite color when he was 14), and setting free, things like why I walked into this room in the first place. But through the miracle of Google, I was able to find it again.
I remembered this salad because..one, it called for roasting the strawberries, which sounded intriguing, and two, it had baked goat cheese. Everything is better with baked goat cheese. My only concern was the vinegar with the strawberries. Vinegar and strawberries sounded creepy to me..kind of like the whole watermelon and feta thing that some people do. I really can’t bring myself to try that, but the vinegar and strawberries sounded like it might have possibilities. It was wonderful! The strawberries almost tasted like a sweet wine, so deep and flavorful. We ate this as a light dinner salad (the day after one of those 1/2 pound burgers that I’ve been known to grill), and it was perfect. I’m not going to repost his recipe, since I followed it exactly, just follow the link back to Kevin’s and check it out.