I have spent some time on Celebrity Cruise ships. Each ship has an awesome specialty restaurant where they serve a 5 course meal. One of their signature dishes is Goat Cheese Soufflé. Last fall one of the head waiters gave me the recipe. This year when I got on a ship I discovered the menu had totally changed and they no longer serve the Goat Cheese Soufflé. Time to pay homage and put it online. Try it. You will love it!
*update: due to popular demand, it’s back on the menu. Try it. Seriously.
Goat Cheese Soufflé
(makes 6 servings)
10 ounces soft Goat cheese, crumbled
2 ounces firm goat cheese, crumbled
¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
4 large egg yolks
6 large egg whites
6 tablespoons unsalted butter (plus 2 tablespoons for ramekins)
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 sprig of rosemary
1 clove of garlic (peeled and left whole)
Salt and black pepper to taste (about a pinch of each!)
Preheat the oven to 375’F
Butter 6 7 oz. ramekins, sprinkle Parmesan cheese inside and turn to coat. Set aside.
Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat and slowly add flour.
Cook for 3 or 4 minutes, stirring constantly.
Whisk in the cream, add garlic clove and the sprig of rosemary. Continue whisking until the mixture boils and thickens
Remove from the heat and take out the rosemary and garlic. Add yolks, mustard, soft goat cheese and salt and pepper to taste. Whisk until smooth.
In a separate bowl with an electric mixer, beat the egg whites and a pinch of salt to stiff peaks
Add the firm goat cheese to the cheese mixture and thoroughly fold in the egg whites Divide the mixture among the ramekins and place in a 9 x 12 cake pan.
Add hot water to reach halfway up the sides of the ramekins.
Bake 25 minutes until puffed and golden brown.Serve immediately.
MMMmmmmmmmmmm. This is the best recipe you will ever try.