Warm Pea Tart with Broccoli, Chorizo and Feta

Preparation time
'
Nr of servings
4
Difficulty Level
Warm Pea Tart with Broccoli, Chorizo and Feta

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Preparation time
'
Nr of servings
4
Difficulty Level

Ingredients

Pastry:
40 
g 
plain flour
pinch 
of salt
70 
g 
chilled butter (diced)
50 
g 
mature cheddar (grated)
Water_to_bind 
water to bind
Filling:
300 
g 
frozen peas (blanched drained and cooled)
100 
g 
broccoli (blanched, drained and cooled)
80 
g 
chorizo sausage (sliced thinly)
200 
g 
feta (roughly crumbled)
1 
tablespoon 
red chilli (finely chopped, optional)
3 
whole eggs
2 
egg yolks
200 
ml 
double cream or crème fraîche
Salt and freshly ground pepper

Method

  1. Pastry: Put the flour, salt and butter into a food processor and whizz for a few seconds until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Tip into a bowl, stir in the cheese and add 2 tablespoons of cold water, gradually mixing with a fork until the pastry comes together. Wrap in clingfilm and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Roll out the pastry into a circle just bigger than a 28cm flan tin. Line the tin, pressing the pastry well into the case. Trim the edges and prick the base with a fork.
  2. Refrigerate for another 30 minutes, then, using baking beans, bake the tart case blind for 15 minutes. Remove beans and cook for a further 5 minutes.
  3. Filling: Arrange the peas, broccoli, chorizo and feta in the flan dish, sprinkle with the chopped red chillies. Lightly beat together the eggs, yolks and cream or crème fraîche, season with a little salt and black pepper. Add the liquid to the flan tin.
  4. Lower the temperature of the oven to 170ºC/325ºF/Gas
  5. Mark 4 and cook the tart for 20-25 minutes, or until just set in the centre.

Serving tip

Preheat the oven to 200ºC/400ºF/Gas Mark 6.
The less water you use when cooking peas, the less vitamin C is lost. Steaming helps to conserve this vitamin. When boiling frozen peas, add enough water to cover, bring to the boil and then cover and simmer for 3 minutes. To microwave 227 grams (8oz) of frozen peas add 15ml (1 tablespoon) of water, place in a non metallic container and cover. Cook on full power for 4 minutes (750W) or 4 1/2 minutes (650W)

Info per serving

KCal
Fat (g)
Sat.fat (g)
Sugar (g)
Salt (g)
Nutritional Information
759 Kcal
47 g
41 g
1 g
* The nutritional information relating to a prepared statement after serving (190g)
**GDA = Guideline Daily intake based on a food intake of 2,000 kcal. Personal requirements vary depending on age, sex, weight and physical activity.