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Caramelised shallot and goat's cheese crostini recipe

Caramelised shallot and goat's cheese crostini recipe

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Sweeter and more delicate than brown onions, shallots add a lovely, caramelised flavour and pair excellently with salty, creamy goat's cheese in this crostini recipe See method

  • Serves 12
  • 15 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook
  • 104 calories / serving
  • Healthy

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 400g shallots, 6 halved, the rest finely sliced
  • 25g unsalted butter
  • 1 white baton, cut into 12 slices
  • 125g pack soft goat's cheese
  • 5g fresh thyme, leaves picked
Making these for Christmas? The shallots will keep for up to 3 days in the fridge. Serve at room temperature

Each serving contains

  • Energy

    435kj
    104kcal
    5%
  • Fat

    5g 7%
  • Saturates

    3g 13%
  • Sugars

    2g 2%
  • Salt

    0.3g 6%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 10.9g Protein 3.9g Fibre 0.6g

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to gas 4, 180°C, fan 160°C. Heat the oil in an ovenproof frying pan over a medium heat. Add all the shallots, season and cook for 10 mins, stirring occasionally until beginning to brown. Add the butter and transfer to the oven.
  2. Roast for 10 mins, then scoop out the sliced shallots and set aside. Roast the halved shallots for 10 mins more or until golden and caramelised. Set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, toast the baton slices. Spread a little of the goat's cheese over each slice, spoon over the caramelised shallots and top with the thyme leaves; season with black pepper. These crostini can be served warm or cold.

Get ahead:
Making these for Christmas? The shallots will keep forupto3daysin the fridge. Serve at room temperature.

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