Feta Cheese Truffles
Grilled Leg of Lamb
Grilled Vegetable Platter
My daughter Emma is away at basketball camp for the next few days and as much as I will miss her, I thought I would take advantage of her absence this Sunday and prepare a meal that is not one of her favorites-- lamb. (It happens to be my son Jack's favorite meat.) Unfortunately, she will be missing out on one of her favorite cheeses-- feta.
Like the Gorgonzola Truffles and the Goat Cheese Truffles, these are a savory version of the more common chocolate or other sweet truffles. And with a Mediterranean feel to the menu tonight, I knew the feta version would be the perfect starter.
Since feta is a main ingredient of this recipe, please use a quality feta preferably in block form. In my opinion, feta that is already crumbled and packaged is a little too salty. Minced shallot and garlic is added for an extra savory layer while also providing a little kick. Some added lemon juice and a quick roll through some finely chopped fresh flat leaf parsley serve to bring all of the flavors together into one harmonious, popable bite.