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Panzanella with goat's cheese and tomato jelly

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  • 60 minutes, plus 12 hours for the tomato essence

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Ingredients

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Marinated fennel

Goat's cheese balls

  • 100g of breadcrumbs
  • 300g of goat's cheese
  • 100g of butter
  • 50ml of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pinch of thyme, chopped
  • 1 pinch of rosemary, chopped

Tomato jelly

Pepper relish

Panzanella garnish

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1
For the tomato essence, combine all the ingredients together and mix well. Put into a food processor and blend into a coarse pulp
2
Hang the pulp in a double muslin cloth overnight in the fridge, placing a bowl underneath to collect all the tomato water as it seeps out
3
Reserve 100ml for the soaking of the foccacia cubes
4
Soften the gelatine leaves in cold water for 10 minutes. Place a small amount of the tomato essence into a small pot. Bring to the boil and then remove from the heat
  • 7 gelatine leaves
5
Squeeze the cold water off the gelatine and place into the hot liquid until completely dissolved. Place into a suitable container and leave in the fridge to set
6
Preheat the oven to 180˚C/gas mark 4. To make the red pepper relish, lightly coat the peppers in a little vegetable oil and place onto a baking tray. Roast in the oven for up to 45 minutes or until the skin starts to blister and slightly blacken
7
Remove the peppers from the oven and place into a bowl. Cover with cling film and allow to cool and sweat for 30 minutes
8
Peel the peppers and remove all the seeds, avoid using water to rinse off the seeds and this will wash away a lot of flavour. Finely dice the pepper and combine with the shallots
9
For the goat's cheese balls, place the butter and oil in a pan. Once the butter begins to foam add the breadcrumbs and cook over a medium heat, stirring until the breadcrumbs are starting to turn golden and crispy
  • 100g of butter
  • 50ml of extra virgin olive oil
  • 100g of breadcrumbs
10
Place both sugars, raspberry vinegar and mustard seeds together in a pan and reduce to a sticky syrup. Pour over the peppers and allow to macerate overnight. Just before serving, add the fresh basil
11
Add the chopped herbs and season, pour into a sieve to drain of any excess oil. Transfer to absorbent towel and leave in a warm place. Change the absorbent towel a couple of times to remove as much of the oil as possible and set aside to cool
12
Roll the goat's cheese into 15g balls and when ready to serve, roll in the breadcrumbs to coat in a crunchy layer
13
Marinate the fennel with lemon juice, olive oil and salt to taste and leave for 30 minutes to impart flavour
14
Soak the stale foccacia cubes in the reserved tomato essence
15
To serve, arrange all the salad ingredients onto the plate and ensure that each element can be seen. Finish with the tomato jelly and serve
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