Charred Flavor Kings with Goat Cheese

Charred Flavor Kings with Goat Cheese


  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 6 plums pitted, halved
  • 8 ounces fresh goat cheese
  • Olive oil and balsamic vinegar to taste
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


Heat a medium skillet, preferably cast iron, over medium-high. Add butter and swirl to coat skillet. Arrange plums, cut side down, in skillet and cook, shaking skillet occasionally, until cut sides are nicely charred, about 5 minutes. Place, cut side up, on a platter, and let cool slightly.

Crumble cheese around plums; season generously with salt and pepper. Drizzle with oil and balsamic vinegar.
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