Parmesan creme catalan with caper, anchovy and apricot salsa, croutons and salad leaves

Parmesan creme catalan with caper, anchovy and apricot salsa, croutons and salad leaves

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  • 4
  • Easy
  • Carb Conscious
  • 20 minutes, plus chilling time
  • 10 minutes
  • Springfield Wild Yeast Chardonnay 2009


  • Fresh wild rocket, to garnish
  • Thin, toasted French loaf croutons, for serving
  • For the Parmesan crème Catalan:
  • ½ leaf gelatine
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 2 free-range egg yolks
  • 50 g Parmesan, grated
  • 1 cup cream
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Parmesan, finely grated
  • 30 g cornflour
  • For the caper, anchovy and apricot salsa, mix:
  • 15 capers, finely chopped
  • 4 anchovies, finely chopped
  • 20 g pine nuts, finely chopped
  • 40 g dried apricots, finely chopped
  • 2 T finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • Ingredients aren't specified.
  • Ingredients aren't specified.

Cooking Instructions

To make the Parmesan crème Catalan, soften the gelatine by soaking it in water, then beat the eggs, egg yolks and cheese using a stick blender until smooth. Add the cream to the egg mixture and transfer to a saucepan. Heat gently, stirring continuously, until the mixture starts to thicken – it will curdle slightly. Add the softened gelatine, remove from the heat, then blend until smooth. Chill.

To make the Parmesan crumbs, rub together the Parmesan and cornflour, then toast in a non-stick frying pan, turning frequently, until golden. Remove from the heat and cool.

To serve, spoon a generous dollop of Parmesan crème Catalan into a bowl or glass. Top with a spoon of caper, anchovy and apricot salsa, garnish with wild rocket, croutons and Parmesan crumbs.

Luke Dale-Roberts Recipe by: Luke Dale-Roberts
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Considered a foodie visionary by most, Luke Dale-Roberts is the mastermind behind SA's number one restaurant, The Test Kitchen, as well as The Pot Luck Club.

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    Johan Boshoff
    February 2, 2019

    There is no measurement of cream listed in the recipe, how much should be used?

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      January 21, 2020

      Hi Johan, we will pass this on to the food team to be re-tested.