Pickled ewes milk cheese and watermelon salad

servings 10
30 minutes

Ingredients

Watermelon salad

  • 1/4 watermelon
  • 100g of pickled ewes cheese
  • 10 sprigs of baby basil
  • olive oil

Pickled shallots

  • 120ml of red wine vinegar
  • 100g of caster sugar
  • 2 star anise
  • 10g of pickling spice
  • 2 banana shallots

Method

1
To make the pickled shallots, place all the ingredients except the shallots in a pan. Bring to the boil and chill down. Peel the shallots and slice them into thin onion ring style slices. Sprinkle the pickling solution over the shallots and leave to macerate for 30 minutes
  • 120ml of red wine vinegar
  • 100g of caster sugar
  • 2 star anise
  • 10g of pickling spice
  • 2 banana shallots
2
Peel the watermelon and cut into 1cm square cubes. Cut the cheese into 1cm square cubes. Place the pickled ewes cheese and watermelon back to back on a spoon
  • 1/4 watermelon
  • 100g of pickled ewes cheese
3
Top with a slice of pickled shallot, a sprig of baby basil and a small drop of extra virgin olive oil. Serve immediately
  • olive oil
  • 10 sprigs of baby basil