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Dish of the Day: Crispy Feta Pastries with Hot Jalapeño, Coriander and Lime Dressing

Anna Barnett

veg 3 263x300 Dish of the Day: Crispy Feta Pastries with Hot Jalapeño, Coriander and Lime DressingThis dish is super simple and fresh, and looks pretty good too. If you’re mad on spice then be generous with the jalapeños and add extra fresh chillies to garnish. If coriander’s not your thing then a sage butter would work just as well. Definitely give this one a try – it’s not to be missed.

Cooking / Preparation Time – 20mins

Feeds 4-6

Ingredients for Crispy Feta Pastries

1 x Pack of ready-made filo pastry

1 x Pack of Feta cheese

1 x Spring onion- Finely sliced

1 x Bunch of parsley – Finely sliced

Seasoning – Salt & fresh black pepper

Dash of olive oil

2 x Limes sliced in quarters to garnish

Lambs lettuce – Small handful per person to garnish.

Ingredients for Dressing

1 x Handful of fresh coriander, roots washed and included – Finely chopped

1/2 x Zest of lime

Juice of 2 fresh limes

1 x Whole jalapeño pickled and sliced

1/2 x Green chilli

2 x Tsp of sugar

1 x Tsp of honey

Sprinkle of salt

Dash of white pepper

Rapeseed oil for frying – whole bottle

veg 262x300 Dish of the Day: Crispy Feta Pastries with Hot Jalapeño, Coriander and Lime DressingInstructions:

Combine the feta, sliced spring onions and parsley before seasoning with salt and pepper and a dash of olive oil. Add two tablespoons of Feta onto three sheets of Filo pastry then using water wet the pastry around the mixture and fold into a half moon shape. You may need to also add a tiny bit of water to the edges of all layers of the pastry so that they stick.

Heat the rapeseed oil on a high heat for a few minutes. Next, test the heat by adding a small piece of pastry. It should fizz and float to the top if the oil is hot enough. When the oil is hot enough add two pastries at a time and cook for around two minutes until golden. Set your golden pastries to one side on paper towel to soak up some of the oil. These can be kept warm in the oven while cooking the others.

Allow one pastry per person as a starter or two as a main.

For the Jalapeño, Coriander and Lime dressing, you need to combine all the listed ingredients and using a hand blender blitz it until smooth then serve alongside your feta parcel.

For a whole load more vegetarian dishes check out the Get In My Gob website and blog

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