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These bresaola roulades with goat cheese and citrus are not from an old, traditional Italian recipe. This is actually a relatively modern dish; with its use of fresh, top-quality ingredients, it has become a featured hors d’oeuvre at Italian cocktail parties.
Bresaola is a cured meat; it is preserved by salting and drying, and it is unique. The lightly smoky flavour of the bresaola combines with the delicacy of the goat cheese and the fresh citrusy scent to give this dish a very enticing balance.
If you like assertive flavours, add freshly ground black pepper to the goat cheese mix, and a few drops of lemon juice.
- Lay the bresaola slices on a flat surface and drizzle over some extra-virgin olive oil and a little lemon juice.
- In a bowl combine the goat cheese, a pinch of salt and the finely grated zest of the citrus. Mix the goat cheese well until it is smooth and shiny.
Making the roulade
- Place the creamed cheese in the centre of the bresaola slices, add some rocket leaves and roll up the slices to form little cylinders.
- You can tie up the bresaola roulades with goat cheese and citrus with fresh whole chives.
Sanpellegrino Limonata, a famous italian sparkling water.
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