Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Tarte a la Moutarde

Here's an easy little recipe, actually more of a suggestion, for a Tarte a la Moutarde. In my opinion the tomato is really the star here, but the French call it a mustard tart....
All you need to do is thaw and roll out a sheet of good puff pastry (try to find one that uses real butter) onto a parchment lined baking sheet, spread it with a thin layer of dijon mustard (regular or grainy), slice up a ripe tomato and lay it out on the mustard slicked pastry, chop up a bit of fresh basil if you have some and sprinkle it over top, lightly sprinkle some good, coarse sea salt, and grate a bit of parmesan cheese over top. Fold the edges over to create a nice, thick edge and pop it into a 375 degree oven for 20 minutes or until golden.
Cut into squares so that each square has a round of tomato and serve as an appetizer.

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