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Feta - interesting ideas please

Postby TeresaFoodie » September 11th, 2018, 2:41 am

I have an unopened block in my fridge and am looking for things to do with it other than just crumble over a salad, nice as that is!

Any suggestions folks? Vegetarian preferable please.

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Re: Feta - interesting ideas please

Postby cyprusmoira » September 11th, 2018, 5:17 am

Baked Feta is great. Place on a sheet of foil, drizzle with EVOO, whatever herbs you fancy, maybe a little chopped shallot . Make a foil package, bake at 180 C for 20 minutes. Serve with toasted pita. At this time of year I bake some figs at the same time.

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Postby suffolk » September 11th, 2018, 5:49 am

That sounds very yummy :chops:
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Postby earthmaiden » September 11th, 2018, 5:58 am

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Re: Feta - interesting ideas please

Postby Badger's mate » September 11th, 2018, 7:52 am

Roasted tomato and feta tart

Beetroot and feta soup
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Postby Seatallan » September 11th, 2018, 8:56 am

Cubed feta on sticks with olives and cherry tomatoes :chops:
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Re: Feta - interesting ideas please

Postby StokeySue » September 11th, 2018, 9:18 am

I had a dish last night based on a Marlena Spieler recipe for Orzo with Greek Islsnd Flavours

I’ve deviated a lot from the original, for a start I use macaroni rather than orzoas that’s what I tend to have and I actually prefer the chunkier pasta

Last night I softened a bit of red onion in olive oil, added garlic then chopped tomatoes, added frozen spinach, then ground allspice and some dill, the cooked macaroni, and crumbled feta, S&P Few black olives as well

Comes out different every time, the constants are spinach, tomatoes, feta and pasta cooked as a one pot dish
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Re: Feta - interesting ideas please

Postby Catherine » September 11th, 2018, 9:43 am

Watermelon, fennel and feta salad
Courgette sweetcorn and feta fritters
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Re: Feta - interesting ideas please

Postby Herbidacious » September 11th, 2018, 10:00 am

cyprusmoira wrote:Baked Feta is great. Place on a sheet of foil, drizzle with EVOO, whatever herbs you fancy, maybe a little chopped shallot . Make a foil package, bake at 180 C for 20 minutes. Serve with toasted pita. At this time of year I bake some figs at the same time.

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I do baked feta quite a lot. (Usually when I am feeling a bit lazy and don't want a heavy meal.) I add a little fresh lemon juice to this. I don't usually put it in foil either. I should try it with to see if it enhances it.

Or pasta dish with peas and lemon juice (again). Fresh herb if you have one. Maybe a smidgeon of garlic.

Crumble it into shakshuka (you can do a version of this in the oven too.)
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Postby Herbidacious » September 11th, 2018, 10:01 am

Oh I've been meaning to do this for a while.
https://cnz.to/recipes/appetizers/feta- ... ad-recipe/

I do like Clothilde's recipes... It's not really bread, but cake salé - savoury cake.
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Postby Prettykiwicrazy » September 11th, 2018, 10:18 am

I do like a Greek salad . I don’t know how authentic mine is , but I chop into chunks tomatoes, feta, cucumber , little half moons of red onion rings and toss with EVOO, lots of dill and a little dried oregano plus black pepper and of course black olives .

When I make moussaka , for the topping , I mix Greek yoghurt with a beaten egg and then add feta .

On top of pizza or used to stuff a chicken bread with spinach and sun dried tomatoes
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Re: Feta - interesting ideas please

Postby TeresaFoodie » September 11th, 2018, 11:05 am

Aaaaaargh! Spoilt for choice here! :terrified:

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Seriously, thank you all for your suggestions. Each and every one of them include other ingredients that I usually have in. Love the beetroot soup idea. Love the pasta and spinach one. Wouldn't have though to put on pizza for some reason. C&Z website looks fab!

I think I will start off by baking this one and munching with some crusty bread. Can't wait!
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Postby Badger's mate » September 11th, 2018, 1:54 pm

Love the beetroot soup idea.


It's in the first River Cottage cookbook, but I've just checked and it's on the BBC website.

https://www.bbc.com/food/recipes/beetro ... feta_13774
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Postby TeresaFoodie » September 11th, 2018, 2:10 pm

:drool:

I have to make that!
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Re: Feta - interesting ideas please

Postby KC2 » September 11th, 2018, 2:45 pm

There are some lovely ideas here!

I do my own, even easier version of this Ottolenghi recipe, using feta instead of goat's cheese: https://bit.ly/2MhR4lD
I use a full sheet of ready-rolled puff pastry with feta and half a jar of readymade dried tomato paste.
Before putting it on the tart I dice and marinate the feta with some oil from a bottle of dried tomatoes, lots of dried oregano, black pepper and drizzle more oil liberally over the galette before baking - it never fails!

As I use a full sheet of pastry and make one large tart it takes a bit longer to bake than his small ones.

Here's a pic of one I made with the last wonderful plum tomatoes and yellow courgettes grown and given to me by a friend.
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