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Steamed courgette flowers with a ricotta and heritage tomato salad

  • Serves 4
Steamed courgette flowers with a ricotta and heritage tomato salad

This vegetarian dish is a nice light option of you’re looking for healthy recipes and brings a taste of the med with courgette flowers and sweet tomatoes.

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Method

For the homemade ricotta

  • Step 1

    Combine the milk and double cream in a large saucepan and warm over a medium high heat.

  • Step 2

    If using a thermometer, wait for it to reach 90°C, otherwise, turn the heat off just before boiling.

  • Step 3

    Add the lemon juice and salt, mix briefly and let stand for 5 minutes.

  • Step 4

    Cover the pan with a lid and allow to cool down for 45 minutes.

  • Step 5

    Meanwhile line a sieve with a few pieces of cheesecloth, pour the mixture over and let it strain for 15 minutes.

  • Step 6

    Gather the cheesecloth and gently squeeze out the excess whey. Allow to cool and keep refrigerated until needed.

For the stuffed courgette flowers

  • Step 1

    Place the corn kernels on a perforated steam container and steam on 100°C for 10 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Combine the ricotta with some salt and black pepper and mix well. Transfer the mixture to a piping bag and fill the courgette flowers with the cheese.

  • Step 3

    Add the courgette flowers to another perforated steam container and cook alongside the corn for 2 minutes at 85°C.

  • Step 4

    In the meantime, prepare the dressing by mixing the diced tomatoes with 3 tbsp oil, salt and pepper.

  • Step 5

    Combine the corn with the tomatoes and set aside.

  • Step 6

    To serve, plate two courgette flowers onto each plate, followed by the corn and tomato salad. Dress a few rocket leaves with the remaining tablespoon of oil and scatter them around the plate. Serve.

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