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Tomato feuilleté with pesto


Tomato feuilleté with pesto
This is a fairly simple recipe, but the result is an elegant, thin tart, bursting with delicious Italian colour.

The base is a a feuilletage, but savoury this time, topped with the concentrated flavours of Italian cuisine: pesto, tomatoes and Parmesan.
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Last modified on: September 8th 2018

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46 min.13 min.59 min.
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Should be eaten the day it is made, otherwise the pastry will quickly go soft.
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Stage 1 - 25 min.
Tomato feuilleté with pesto : Photo of step #1
Cook the puff pastry as a "feuilletage", as explained here, but unsweetened and simply glaze.

Set aside.

Stage 2 - 4 min.
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Cut the hard stalk end out of 1 kg tomatoes.

Stage 3 - 8 min.
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Slice the tomatoes evenly (a mandolin is ideal for this).Salt the tomatoes on both sides and arrange on a wire rack (or several).

Leave to drain for at least 30 minutes.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
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Pour 4 tablespoons olive oil into a large frying pan on high heat.

When really hot, add the tomato slices and sauté rapidly for just 30 seconds on each side.

Sauté all the tomatoes in batches, then set aside.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
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Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Once the feuilletage has cooled, spread thinly with an even layer of pesto (a palette-knife is the best tool for this).

Stage 6 - 4 min.
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Arrange the tomato slices evenly on top.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
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Top with a little grated Parmesan.

Stage 8 - 10 min.
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Bake for 10 minutes, more to heat through than cook properly.

Serve warm or cold.

Remarks

Just before servimg, you can drizzle a little herb olive oil over the top, if you wish.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Home made.

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