Pan Toasted Cheese and Guava Appetizer

(Last Updated On: June 15, 2019)

In Brazil, they have a popular dessert called “Romeo and Juliet” (Romeu e Julieta ). It is a simple preparation of a mildly salty cheese paired with a slice of sweet guava paste. Its name is apparently due to the pairing of these two flavors – they just simply and go together perfectly.

I’ve changed up the recipe slightly and added a kick of spice, making this dish a perfect appetizer to go along with Brazil’s favorite cocktail – the Caipirinha.

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Pan Toasted Cheese and Guava Appetizer

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add the cheese to a frying pan over medium heat.
  2. Cook until the cheese begins to brown.
  3. Turn the cheese over and brown the other side.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the guava paste, lime juice and hot sauce.
  5. Place the cheese on a platter and cover the top with the guava paste mixture.
  6. Cut into bite sized chunks and serve with toothpicks.

Notes

*Substitute a few drops of Hot Chili Pepper Oil if unable to locate Malagueta Pepper Sauce

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Brazilian Toasted Cheese and Guava

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A special thank you to Chef Simone of Cook In Rio who introduced us to the flavors in this dish.

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