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Ranch recipes from Triple Creek Ranch in Montana, USA, are always going to be special - after all, the luxury dude ranch's Executive Chef Jacob Leatherman is French-trained and encompasses a variety of global influences into his fine dining recipes at the Triple Creek Restaurant. Dude ranch vacations here mean even a humble sandwich is a culinary delight - as Top50's ranch recipe of the month for April 2012 proves. Try Triple Creek's sumptuous recipe for Local Goat Cheese Sandwich with Smoked Trout, to make your lunchtimes as special as they are at this Montana dude ranch.

Local Goats Cheese Sandwich with Smoked Trout

Makes 4-5 small sandwichesPrep 5 minsCook 5 mins

1 good quality baguette, thinly sliced 2 oz goats cheese 2 sundried tomatoes, chopped 1 tsp each fresh chives, sage, parsley, and rosemary, finely chopped 1 oz smoked trout, chopped 2 tbsps olive oil 1 tsp butter

1. Put all ingredients, except for baguette slices, butter, and 1 tablespoon of the olive oil into a mixing bowl. Using a wood spoon or spatula, mix all ingredients together. Taste, and add salt and pepper if needed. Spread mixture on the slices of baguette. You should get about 4-5 small sandwiches.

2. Heat sauté pan on medium heat. Add the rest of the olive oil and the butter into the pan. When the butter starts to foam, place the sandwiches into the pan. After a couple of minutes flip the sandwiches. Let the other side cook until golden. Both sides should be golden and the cheese should just start to ooze from the sides. Drain on paper towel and devour immediately.

Chef Jacob's top tip: "We purchase our goat cheese from Amalthia Farms in Belgrade, Montana. Just substitute any high-quality goat cheese from your local food store."

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