TARTINE / PEA MASH & RADISH

03/05/2014




This morning we baked a loaf of easy no-knead bread. It wasn’t done in time for breakfast so we saved it for lunch and made two different tartines. Super simple and delicious.

Pea & Avocado Mash with Lemon and Crispy Prosciutto

You will need:

4-5 slices prosciutto
1 half of a small shallot, finely diced
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup water
2 cups frozen peas, thawed
Half a ripe avocado, chopped
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
The juice of half a lemon
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Fresh bread, sliced and toasted (4-5 slices)
Fresh arugula

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place prosciutto on the pan. Bake for 15 minutes or until crispy. Set aside to cool.

Combine diced shallot, extra-virgin olive oil, a pinch salt and water in a small saucepan. Add the peas and cook over medium heat until the peas are tender. Be sure to stir the mixture occasionally. After about 5 minutes, take the saucepan off the stove and drain the peas. Reserve the cooking liquid. Transfer the peas to a food processor and pulse until a chunky paste forms. Scoop the pea mixture into a medium size bowl; mix in the avocado, lemon zest, the juice of half a lemon and the crushed red pepper flakes. Mash mixture together with a fork to break up and mix in  the avocado. If you find your mixture too thick, add in some of your reserved cooking liquid until you’ve reached desired consistency. Season with black pepper and a bit more salt. Set bowl aside or chill in the fridge.

To assemble your tartine, spread a bit of butter on the bread. Place a handful of arugula on the bread and then place the crispy prosciutto on top. Place a generous spoonful of the pea & avocado mash on top on the prosciutto and finish with some sea salt or more crushed red pepper flakes for heat.

Radish and Sea Salt

You will need:

Fresh bread, sliced, toasted and cooled
4-5 radishes, thinly sliced using a knife or mandolin
Some good quality butter or Earth Balance Spread (for a healthier option)
Sea Salt

To assemble your tartine, spread some butter or Earth Balance on the bread. Neatly arrange the sliced radishes on top of the buttered bread; sprinkle with sea salt.

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