Tuesday 6 November 2018

Cecína with pistachio pesto, caramelized cherry tomatoes and Stracciatella cheese

15 minutes to prepare Serves 4



Here’s one for all your taste buds: a sweet, tangy cecina with juicy caramelized tomatoes and stracciatella cheese to add plenty of colour to the table.
Perfect for a fast lunch, a starter or as part of a deluxe finger-food buffet.

My family are gluttonous, to say the least.
You sometimes have to be a little more inventive in the kitchen to prepare something tasty even if you fridge is almost empty...but what’s life without a challenge?
Beautiful, satisfying and enticing last minute dishes can and will be yours to share.

This succulent cecina was created out of a pistachio cream jar already used for a tart, and also features some stracciatella cheese from half burrata. Few caramelized tomatoes completed the affair.
It was devoured in moments.

Here's what you will need for the 4-serving recipe (4 cecína breads):

200 g chickpea flour
360 ml water
300 g cherry tomatoes
2 tablespoons pistachio cream
200 g Stracciatella cheese
1 tablespoon sugar
salt and pepper
EVO oil

  1. Whisk together the chickpea flour, a pinch salt and water (add the water gradually to avoid any lumps). When the batter is nice and smooth, add the fresh rosemary leaves, washed and chopped. Stir to mix and place it to rest in the fridge for 15 minutes
  2. Heat a non-stick pan over high heat for a few minutes. Cut tomatoes by half and distribute them - with the cut side down - over the pan. Drizzle 1 tablespoons of EVO oil, add a pinch of salt, freshly ground pepper and sugar
  3. Cook over medium heat until the sugar begins to caramelize. Press the tomatoes with the back of a spoon and cook until the juice released by tomatoes evaporates, then let them cool down
  4. Take a coffee cup and mix pistachio cream with 1 tablespoon of EVO oil and a pinch of salt. Stir to mix
  5. Pour the flatbread batter into a oiled, hot pan. Bake the cecina for 3 minutes each side, until it’s nice and golden on top
  6. Place over 1 teaspoon of pistachio pesto, some caramelized tomatoes and Stracciatella cheese. Serve it immediately!

In the following, Nutrition Facts of this dish are indicated. Data is provided per serving.

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