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Onion, Red Capsicum, Thyme and Roasted Soft Garlic Rubbed Tart

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  • 6 - 8 x Medium brown onions - cut into half moon shapes

  • 2 x Medium red capsicums - cleaned and deseeded

  • 3 x Teaspoons dried thyme leaves - only best quality

  • 2 x Pastry sheets, depending on dish size.

  • Olive Oil

  • 30g x Butter

  • Flat leaf parsley

  • Black Pepper and Salt to your diet

  • Baking paper and weights


Following our previous Tart recipes, place pastry sheet into dish. Press evenly to bottom and sides of dish so the pastry is even within the dish. With a fork prick a series of holes in the bottom then cut baking parchment paper to fit into the baking dish and add pie weights.

In a heavy based pan fry down the onions and thyme until fully caramelised see Proper Caramelised Onions then set aside. This may be done well in advance.

Now clean and deseed the capsicum, lightly cover with olive oil and in a hot oven roast until the capsicums are soft with little black patches on the skin - you will now have achieved a perfectly roasted capsicum !

In the same oven roast the half sliced garlic bulb (see recipe below) and allow the garlic to cool. Note: The roasted garlic may also be done in advance.

For the pastry, bake in a pre heated oven, 180c until the edges of the pastry are brown then remove paper and weights and squeezing the now soft baked garlic cloves, evenly spread the roasted garlic across the base and sides of the pastry.

Next loosely dice the capsicum and add to the caramelised onions. Add the butter and black pepper. Stir well then fill the garlic rubbed pastry base with the onions and red capsicum, sprinkle with the diced flat leaf parsley and bake at 180c until warm, ready for serving - about 20 minutes.

Easy Roasted Garlic

The Roasted Garlic is an essential part of this recipe. To prepare simply take the head of garlic, remove the outer "paper" and slice through the middle across ways to open out the garlic cloves. Lightly coat the cloves with olive oil, cover loosely with foil and bake at around 180c for 30 - 35 minutes until the garlic cloves are soft and spreadable. You will now have wonderful sweet and warm garlic flavours for your dishes.

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