December 18, 2016 —
This uses some fresh cheese that I had just made – but you could use bought fresh cheese, fresh goats cheese, grilled halloumi, feta or a yoghurt salad or dressing.
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2 large aubergines sliced
Fresh dairy ingredient, e.e. fresh cheese, goat’s cheese, feta, grilled halloumi, yogurt salad or yoghurt dressing (I used fresh cheese with sundried tomatoes as a garnish)
Four handfuls of salad leaves
400g bulgar wheat
1 cup tomato passata
2 onions chopped
4 small cloves of garlic chopped finely
2 small courgettes cut into attractive small pieces
2 sticks celery chopped finely
1 green chilli chopped
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
2 tsp dried oregano – or fresh thyme leaves from several sprigs
Large handful fresh parsley chopped
Small handful fresh mint chopped
Small handful chopped chives
Pomegranate seeds to taste
2 tsp pomegranate molasses – or more to taste
Handful dried black olives – or similar
12 baby plum tomatoes quartered
Light olive oil and good virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper
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This dish is a celebration of pomegranates. But not just any pomegranates, Sicilian pomegranates. They are naturally in season now in Italy. This one was flown in by Natoora and the size of a melon. Apart from its size the, enormous weight is a sign of the wonders inside. The fruit is stunning when its this good. They are packed full of deep red juicy fruits and hardly any pip. Buy a Natoora pomegranate and scatter it over variations of this themed-meal using what ever cereal you have to hand, couscous, barley, farro or brown rice… NB: with a pomegranate this good – do not bash the poor thing with a spoon as is often shown on tv. Delicately cut and pick away, gently prising each precious fruit from it surrounding pith.
A perfect winter warmer – Cassoulet!
Try Dad’s loaded low-fat salsa quesadillas with The Laughing Cow Lightest x8 cheese.
An excellent way to turn a popular Italian slow food standard into an easy and quicker family classic.
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