Antipasti Parmesan Battered Tenderstem with Salsa Rossa
This vegetarian antipasti makes a delicious dish served as a starter.
The salsa can be made in advance, and the batter prepared, ready to fry the broccoli when needed.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
1 red pepper
110g tinned plum tomatoes drained
2 tbsp olive oil
1 garlic clove peeled and finely chopped
1 fresh red chilli seeded and finely chopped
Small bunch of basil shredded
Salt and cracked black pepper
Vegetable oil for deep-frying
1 free-range egg
100ml double cream
40g finely grated Vegetarian Parmesan style cheese
Salt and cracked black pepper
200g Tenderstem broccoli
Flour for dusting
What to do:
Grill the pepper whole on all sides until the skin is blackened, leave to cool for about 5 minutes.
With a knife, cut the pepper in half and half again.
Remove the seeds from the pepper and scrape away the blackened skin, chop finely and set aside.
Chop the tomatoes finely and set aside.
Heat the oil in a small pan and add the garlic and chilli. Cook for 3 minutes over a low heat until garlic starts to colour.
Add the tomatoes, red pepper and basil.
Season with salt and pepper and leave to cool.
Half fill a medium sized pan with vegetable oil and place on a low heat.
In a small bowl beat together the egg, cream and parmesan and season with salt and pepper.
Dust the Tenderstem in the flour and coat in the batter mix.
To test the temperature of the oil, put a drop of the batter mix into the oil. If the batter colours too quickly, turn down the heat. Fry the Tenderstem a little at a time so that the oil stays hot.
Once the Tenderstem is cooked, about 2 minutes, drain on kitchen paper and serve with the salsa rossa.
Recipe by: www.tenderstem.co.uk
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