Broiled Feta with Garlicky Cherry Tomatoes and Capers

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Serves 4


Serve this tasty appetizers with pita bread or sliced baguettes.

1 (8 ounce) block feta cheese

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped

10.5 ounces cherry tomatoes, preferably different colors, halved

Scant 1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

Pinch sugar

1-1/2 tablespoons capers, drained


Preheat the broiler and set the oven rack in the top position. Place the feta in a small (1.5-quart) baking dish and set aside.

Heat the oil in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until lightly golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes, salt, pepper and sugar; cook, stirring frequently, until the tomatoes are softened and starting to burst, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the capers.

Scatter the tomatoes around the feta and broil until the feta is softened and browned on top, about 4 minutes (but keep an eye on it as broilers vary greatly). Serve immediately.