9/07/2011

Baked ricotta with avocado, grilled tomatoes and chive oil recipe


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This lemon-infused creamy ricotta is made ahead, so all you need to do on the day is slice it, drizzle over the herb oil and serve.

Preparation Time 30 minutes
Cooking Time 65 minutes

Ingredients (serves 6)

Olive oil, to grease
750g fresh ricotta
3 eggs, lightly whisked
140g (2 cups) finely grated parmesan
1 tbs finely grated lemon rind
3 large roma tomatoes, halved lengthways
185ml (3/4 cup) extra virgin olive oil
2 bunches fresh chives, chopped
2 avocados, halved, stones removed, peeled, sliced
Baby rocket leaves, to serve

Method

Preheat oven to 150°C. Lightly brush a 1L (4-cup) capacity non-stick loaf pan with oil to grease. Line the base and 2 long sides with non-stick baking paper, allowing sides to overhang.

Place the ricotta, egg, parmesan and lemon rind in the bowl of a food processor. Season with salt and pepper. Process until smooth. Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan and use the back of the spoon to smooth the surface.

Place the loaf pan in a large roasting pan. Pour enough boiling water into the roasting pan to reach halfway up the sides of the loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour or until the ricotta is firm.

Remove the loaf pan from the roasting pan and set aside for 20 minutes to cool slightly. Turn the ricotta onto a plate. Set aside for 1 hour to cool completely.

Meanwhile, preheat grill on high. Place the tomato, cut-side up, on a baking tray. Season with salt and pepper. Cook under grill for 5 minutes or until the tomato is soft and charred. Set aside for 30 minutes or until cool. Halve lengthways.

While the tomato is cooling, place the oil, chives and a pinch of salt in the jug of a blender and blend until smooth and bright green. Strain through a fine sieve lined with muslin into a jug.

Slice the ricotta loaf. Divide the ricotta, tomato and avocado among serving plates. Top with baby rocket leaves. Drizzle over the chive oil to serve.

Notes

Serves 6 as a starter.

Make it ahead: Prepare to the end of step 6 up to 1 day ahead. Store the loaf, chive oil and tomato, covered, in the fridge. Remove from fridge 30 minutes before serving. Continue from step 7 just before serving.

Source
Good Taste - April 2009, Page 93
Recipe by Louise Pickford

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