I love carpaccio of beef.....and this could very well become the veggie option. Thin rounds of blood orange gelee, topped with a dressed salad, chopped mint and crumbled feta. Sweet, sour, fresh and clean! —Kitchen Butterfly
blood orange juice (reserve 3-4 tablespoons for the dressing)
unflavoured gelatine powder
1 1/2 cups
mixed green salad leaves
chopped fresh mint
50 - 100g
crumbled feta cheese
Pinch of cayenne pepper (Optional)
In This Recipe
Grease an 11 & 7 inch pan lightly with oil. In a bowl, whisk half of the orange juice with the gelatine till smooth and well combined. Set aside for five minutes to soften.
Then heat the sugar and water till dissolved and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for a couple of minutes.
Take off the heat and stir in the juice-gelatine mixture. Whisk/stir again well. Add the remaining half cup of juice and a pinch of cayenne, (if using). Whisk well to combine.Pour the mixture into the greased pan and refrigerate till set.
Make the salad dressing by combining the mustard, mayonnaise, olive oil and blood orange juice. Taste and season with some cayenne pepper, if you like.
Plating this per person is easier than serving in a large bowl. If you want to serve in a large bowl though, slice the gelee into small pieces and sprinkle them on the leaves. Then follow Step 7 and 8
Otherwise, using a round cookie cutter (3 inch diameter/smaller), cut out blood orange carpaccios and place one or two on each plate.
Place some salad on top of the 'carpaccio'. Sprinkle some chopped mint and crumbled feta on top. Drizzle some dressing over the salad but also spoon some unto the plate.
Garnish with wedges of blood orange and some whole mint leaves
For the first 9 years of my life I hated food and really loved sugar till Wimpy (British Fast Food chain) changed my life! These days, all grown up, I've junked junk food and spend my days and nights on a quest - to find and share the sweet, sweet nectar that's food in The #NewNigerianKitchen!
Dreaming, cooking, eating and writing...about and adoring a strong food community that's big and bold enough to embrace the world's diverse cuisines - I'm passionate about celebrating Nigerian cuisine in its entirety.
Why do I love food so? It is forgiving. Make a recipe. Have it go bad....but wake up tomorrow and you can have another go at succeeding! Only with food!