Starters & Light meals

Smashed tomato-and-red pepper smoor

10 minutes
40 minutes
Wine/Spirit Pairing
Woolworths Iona Rosé 2019

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  • 200 g Woolworths baby Rosa tomatoes
  • 2 red peppers, halved and seeded
  • 4 cloves garlic, halved
  • 6 anchovy fillets (optional)
  • 3 T olive oil
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 320 g halloumi, halved lengthways

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Place the tomatoes inside the red peppers on a baking tray, then tuck the garlic and anchovies inside the peppers and drizzle with olive oil. Roast for 30 minutes. Place them in a mortar and pestle and bash until chunky. Season to taste.

2. Place the halloumi in a heated ovenproof pan. Fry on both sides until crispy, then place into the oven until oozy, about 30–40 minutes Serve with the tomato smoor.

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Photographs: Jan Ras
Food assistant: Bianca Strydom

Abigail Donnelly

Recipe by: Abigail Donnelly

Nothing excites Woolworths TASTE's Food Director quite as much as the challenge of dreaming up recipes with innovative new foods – or the thrill of creating deliciousness on a plate with the humblest of ingredients. With Abi by your side, you’ll be a cooking expert in no time at all.

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