Parmesan Panna Cotta
- 1 cup milk, whole
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 envelope (1/4 oz.) unflavored gelatin, (2 1/4 teaspoons)
- 1 1/2 cups cream, heavy
- 1 cup cheese, grated Parmesan cheese
- 3/4 teaspoon Coarsely ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup seeded and finely chopped tomato
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh chives
- 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
*These values are approximate. Per serving, based on a 2,000 Calorie diet.
Lightly oil six 8-ounce ramekins or custard cups. Set aside.
In small, heavy saucepan combine milk and garlic powder. Sprinkle gelatin over milk mixture. Let stand (do not heat) for 5 minutes.
Cook milk mixture, stirring constantly, over medium heat until gelatin dissolves (no granules appear on spoon or spatula). Do not boil. Stir in cream. Continue cooking and stirring over medium heat about 5 minutes or until tiny bubbles form around the edges.
Remove milk mixture from heat. Whisk in Parmesan cheese and pepper until cheese is melted. Pour into prepared ramekins or custard cups. Refrigerate at least 4 hours. If desired, cover loosely and refrigerate for up to 2 days.
For relish, in small bowl, toss together tomato, basil, chives and vinegar.
To serve, remove panna cotta by running a small narrow spatula around inside edges of ramekins. Dip bottoms of ramekins in warm water for 5 to 10 seconds. Invert onto serving plates. Spoon relish onto each serving.