Thin tomato jelly and avocado tart


Thin tomato jelly and avocado tart
For this sophisticated recipe, we'll be preparing a disc of tomato jelly to sit on a puff pastry base. This is topped with slices of avocado in a lime dressing.
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Last modified on: September 30th 2020

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41 min.4 hours35 min.5 hours 16 min.
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Should be eaten the same day.

Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 5 min.
Thin tomato jelly and avocado tart : Photo of step #1
Prepare 1 shallot and leave whole.

Rinse 750 g tomatoes, dry, then remove the hard stalk end with a small knife.

Stage 2 - 3 min.
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Put the tomatoes and shallot in a centrifuge juicer. This should give you about 500 ml (about 2 cups or just under 1 pint) of juice. Salt and pepper then check the seasoning.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
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Put 4 g gelatin to soften in a bowl of cold water.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
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Pour the tomato coulis into a saucepan and put on medium heat.

Bring up to a simmer, whisking gently from time to time.

Stage 5 - 1 min.
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Turn off the heat and add the softened gelatin after draining.

Stage 6 - 1 min.
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Mix well and leave to cool and thicken slightly.

Stage 7 - 3 min.
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Sit a 7-inch (18 cm) tart ring on a sheet of cooking parchment laid on a baking sheet.

Note: if your coulis is still runny (if still hot), line the ring with stretch film to prevent it leaking.

Stage 8 - 2 hours
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Pour the coulis into the ring and refrigerate for about 2 hours to set.

Stage 9 - 2 hours
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When set, remove the ring and put the jelly in the the freezer until hard (1 to 2 hours).

Stage 10 - 4 min.
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Preheat the oven to 410°F (210°C).

Roll out 200 g Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée) and cut out a circle the same size as the tomato jelly (7 inches / 18 cm). Sit this on a sheet of cooking parchment laid on a baking sheet.

Stage 11 - 1 min.
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Put a wire rack on top to stop the pastry swelling too much during cooking.

Stage 12 - 30 min.
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Bake for about 30 minutes until the pastry is a nice golden brown.

Leave to cool.

Stage 13 - 4 min.
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Assembling the tart


Put the pastry base on the serving plate and sit the disc of tomato jelly on top (now you will see why it was a good idea to freeze it beforehand), adjusting until neat.

Don't worry about the jelly; it will come back to room temperature in about 10 minutes - the time it will take you to arrange the avocado on the tart.

Stage 14 - 3 min.
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In a bowl, mix 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons lime juice, salt and pepper.

This will be the dressing for the avocado slices.

Stage 15 - 5 min.
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Peel 4 avocados and slice.

Stage 16 - 5 min.
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Top the tomato jelly with the slices of avocado. Be generous and try to arrange them attractively.

Stage 17 - 2 min.
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Use a brush to coat the avocado slices all over with the lime dressing.

Stage 18 - 2 min.
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Garnish with a few coriander leaves.

Remarks

It is worth taking trouble over your jelly: use really ripe, well-flavoured tomatoes. If necessary, add a little lime (or lemon) juice to the coulis.

If you don't have a juicer, you can blend the tomatoes, then pass them through a sieve.

If you don't have lime juice, use lemon instead.

This tart can be varied by using shortcrust instead of puff pastry.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
534 Kcal or 2,236 Kj18 gr103 gr92 gr
27 %7 %10 %14 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
26 Kcal or 109 Kj1 gr5 gr5 gr
1 %<1 %<1 %1 %
Per tart
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
534 Kcal or 2,236 Kj18 gr103 gr92 gr
27 %7 %10 %14 %
% 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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Source

Home made.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
TomatoTomato: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Shakshuka, Green beans with tomatoes, Salade Niçoise, Stuffed tomatoes and courgettes, Mixed tomato salad, ... All
Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée)Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Caramelised apple pie, Icelandic-style fish and vegetable pie, Puits d'amour, Crusty pistachio, almond and apricot flan, Koulibiak in pie dish, ... All
GelatinGelatin: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Apricot blancmange, Individual charlottes with morello cherries, Frozen Nougat, Avocado and smoked salmon terrine , Lime meringue tart, ... All
AvocadoAvocado: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Mexican ceviche, Avocado with gravlax, Avocado with Tuna, Sushi, Green avocado salad, ... All

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