Warm Pea, Broccoli, Chorizo And Feta Tart

Warm Pea, Broccoli, Chorizo And Feta Tart

1 hour

Serves 4

Nutritional information

PER SERVING (4) 759 kcalories, 33g protein, 36g carbohydrates, 47g fat, 41g saturated fat, 5g fibre, 1g sugars, 3.65g sodium.

Nutrition: as well as the nutritional value of the Peas this recipe contains: vitamin A and beta carotene, B complex vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, manganese, iron, selenium and potassium plus antioxidants from the spices.

Ingredients

Pastry for 28cm flan tin

140g plain flour

Pinch of salt

70g chilled butter, cut into dice

50g mature cheddar, grated

Water to bind

300g frozen peas, blanched drained and cooled

100g broccoli, blanched drained and cooled

80g chorizo sausage, sliced thinly

200g feta, roughly crumbled

1 tbsp chopped red chilli (optional)

3 whole eggs

2 egg yolks

200ml double cream or creme fraiche

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method

Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 5. To make the pastry put the flour, salt and chilled butter into a food processor and whizz for a few seconds until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Alternatively, sift the flour and salt into a medium bowl, add the butter and rub lightly together with fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Then stir in the cheese and add 2 tablespoons of cold water gradually mixing with a fork until the pastry just holds together. Wrap the pastry in clingfilm and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Roll out the pastry into a circle bigger than the flan tin, line the flan tin, pressing it well into the case. Trim the edges and prick the base with a fork. Refrigerate for another 30 minutes, then, using baking beans, bake the tart case blind for 15 minutes. Remove the baking beans and cook for a further 5 minutes to cook the base.

Arrange the peas, broccoli, chorizo and feta in the flan dish sprinkle with the chopped red chillies. Lightly beat together the whole eggs, yolks, double cream or creme fraiche, season with a little sea salt and black pepper. Add the liquid to the flan tin.

Lower the temperature of the oven to 170°C/325°F/Gas Mark 4 and cook the tart until it has just set about 20- 25 minutes. Leave to cool.

Serve with a green salad and new potatoes.

Serves 4

Tips

The less water you use when cooking peas, the less vitamin C is lost. Steaming helps to conserve this vitamin.

When boiling frozen peas, add enough water to cover, bring to the boil and then cover and simmer for 3 minutes. To microwave 227 grams (8oz) of frozen peas add 15ml (1 tablespoon) of water, place in a non metallic container and cover. Cook on full power for 4 minutes (750W) or 4 1/2 minutes (650W)