Saturday, 4th August 2012

Tartine with tarragon-flavoured slow-roasted cherry tomatoes and prosciutto

This time Ina and I picked two dishes. A Tartine with tarragon-flavoured slow-roasted cherry tomatoes and prosciutto (p 87) and coriander-flavoured carrot and zucchini tartlets (p 114). Everything for these dishes is right in season, so they should have the perfect flavour now.

If you think a tartine is an easy and fast meal you are mostly right, but this one needs about 1 hour to roast the tomatoes. But, it’s worth it! We’ve made them the second time and we loved every bite of it. The tomatoes are roasted in balsamic vinegar, sugar, olive oil, tarragon and garlic, which gives it an exquisite taste. Another 5 star dish!

For the tartlets I prepared a gluten-free crust (not the one suggested for this recipe, but I hadn’t the right flours at home, so I picked another one from the book). I was curious how it would taste, and it was a real enrichment for the dish. If you’re wondering, the crust was very easy to handle, just like a “normal” crust. We both liked the tartlets, although the indications of quantity were not always right. I got 6 instead of 4 tartlets, but it was still way too much grated carrots, therefor the egg batter was too little.

Tartine with tarragon-flavoured slow-roasted cherry tomatoes and prosciutto

                        

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