Roasted Tomato, Maple and Cream Cheese Verrines


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Recipe — Roasted Tomato, Maple and Cream Cheese Verrines
4 portions
Metric Imperial

Ingredients

  • 36 yellow (or red) cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 sheets unflavoured gelatin
  • Cold water, as needed
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped mixed cilantro, parsley and tarragon (or other herbs)
  • 2 tablespoons lime (or lemon) juice
  • 1/4 cup cured ham (such as prosciutto), diced

Maple Vinaigrette

  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons light maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (or Dijon mustard)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 150 °C (300 °F).
  2. Place tomatoes on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Add olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place in oven and roast for about 5 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool. Set tomatoes aside.
  3. Soften gelatin in cold water.
  4. In a saucepan, just barely heat the maple syrup (it should be lukewarm), add softened gelatin, stir and let stand off the heat.
  5. In a bowl, stir together cream cheese, herbs, lime juice and maple-gelatin. Set maple-cheese mixture aside.
  6. Assemble the verrines. Start with a 2-cm (7/8-in) layer of maple-cream cheese mixture in the bottom of the first verrine, add some diced ham and then a layer of roasted tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Add a second layer of maple-cream cheese and top with a second layer of tomatoes. Press down to compress the layers. Repeat with the other verrines. Chill for 3 hours.
  7. In the meantime, prepare maple vinaigrette. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. Set aside.
  8. Serve verrines with maple vinaigrette.

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