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