Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Black and White ( Spinach & Feta fingers over caramelized onion cream sauce)

This recipe is an inspiration from my favorite chef Sanjeev kapoor's signature recipe Shaam Savera. One day I was surfing through the net and got to find this fascinating recipe. I tried making original version also which was a super tasty dish. Today I am experimenting with the same recipe but different ingredient to give it a similar look and feel. Taste is off-course different. Hope you enjoy both the versions. I am using Italian herbs for seasoning. Its contrasting color, flavor and taste is appealing to all the senses.


Spinach:                      100gm
Feta Cheese:               5x4x1 cm slice
Corn flour:                   3 table spoon    
Yellow Onion:              1 medium
Tomato:                       1/2 small
Tomato Sauce:             1table spoon
Garlic:                          3 cloves
Creme Fraiche:            2 spoon  (substitute: Sour Cream)
Dried oregano
Dried basil
White pepper
Salt to taste
Olive oil

1) Blanch spinach and strain all the water. Grind to make a rough paste. Heat 1tea spoon oil in a skillet. Add minced garlic and spinach. Stir well for 4-5 minute. Season it with salt, pepper and dried basil. Let all the water run dry in spinach.
2) Add corn flour and mix well. Spread it over Feta brick both up and down. Heat a spoon of olive oil in a non stick grill pan and grill it both side until it dark green and crust is formed. Cut it in two piece longitudinally. Keep it aside.
3) Heat some oil and add onion julienne. Stir continuously at medium heat until onions are caramelized. keep it aside.
4) Heat some more oil in the skillet. Add minced garlic & a pinch of dried oregano. Add finely chopped tomato, season it with salt and pepper. Simmer it at medium low heat for 5 minute. Add caramelized onion to it and cook for another couple of minutes.
5) Grind the onion tomato sauce to make a fine paste once cold. Put it back on flame to heat, add tomato sauce and mix well. Finish it up with Cream Fraiche.
6) Pour this hot sauce on the base of the serving dish  and place the Spinach & Feta fingers over it. Serve hot with your favourite Bread.


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