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Saturday, 10 March 2012

Mediterranean Style Tart



This tart is based on one I saw in a copy of Jamie magazine last summer. The flavour combinations are delicious - the thick tomatoey sauce against the salty feta and anchovies.  I know a lot of people have a marmite reaction to anchovies - I'm definitely in the love category to the point that I ask for extra ones on my pizza. If you don't share the anchovy love then you could easily not include them and substitute for something else.  I think the original recipe used a shortcrust pastry but I used my usual spelt pizza dough pastry whose recipe can be found here.  I love this pastry as it doesn't contain any butter and you don't need to blind bake it.  The tart is lovely served warm with a nice green salad. 


The Recipe


olive oil
1 red onion, sliced
2 cloves of garlic, sliced
1 tin plum tomatoes
a sprinkle of thyme (preferably fresh but I had to use dried)
1 tbspn tomato puree
around half a block of feta
around 100g kalamata olives, stoned
tin of anchovy fillets


1.  Preheat the oven to 200c.  Make the spelt pastry and line a round or rectangular loose bottomed flan tin with it.  
2.  Fry the onion and garlic in some olive oil until softened.  Add the tomatoes, thyme and puree and season with pepper.  Don't add salt unless you really want to as the anchovies and feta are very salty.  Simmer for around 20-30 mins until the sauce has reduced down. Leave to cool slightly.
3. Place the tomato sauce over the base of the pastry. Crumble the feta over the tomatoes and then scatter over the olives. Finally place the anchovies over them.  Finally drizzle with olive oil before baking for around 30 minutes.

27 comments:

  1. That looks like the start of summer on a plate to me. Just need to wait for some warmer weather in these parts and then I may have to join you in making such a treat ;0)

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    1. Thanks Chele - I know I'm dreaming of warm sunny days too!

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  2. Yum! Love anchovies & this tart looks tasty! And so lovely presented! Have a lovely weekend! :)

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  3. I love this savory version for a tart! Easy and yummy - I am in!

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  4. That looks lovely although I think I'd leave out the anchovies! I like that you don't have blind bake it. And spelt pizza dough pastry sounds good!

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    1. Thanks Clare I've never actually tried making a pizza with it but keep meaning to.

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  5. Darn it! I wanted to be your 100th follower, but I guess 99 will do :) Looks delicious!!

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    1. It will indeed! Thanks for following!

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  6. I love this rectangular tart!! It's so country style!

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  7. yummy combination for the tart looks wonderful

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  8. Veg and feta is such a delicious combination - I love how you made it long and rectangular rather than the more common round!

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    1. My Mum gave me the tin a while ago - I just hadn't got round to using it!

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  9. That looks delicious - I'm definitely in the 'love' camp for anchovies too, and even more so when paired with feta. I keep meaning to try things out of the popina book - it all looks so enticing.

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    1. Popina is definitely up there in my favourite top 3 cookbooks - everything works really well from it!

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  10. Sadly, I am in the 'dislike' camp when it comes to anchovies and pick them off! However, I am firmly in the 'like very much' camp when it comes to this lovely tart!

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  11. I would have to omit the anchovies, but the rest of it sounds great. Like the idea of you pastry as well.

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  12. I've never seen a tart like this before but it looks and sounds incredible! I love the shape and the texture crust... I am featuring this post in today's Friday Food Fetish roundup (with a link-back and attribution), but please let me know if you have any objections. It's a pleasure following your creations…

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    1. Thanks so much for featuring it!

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    2. Thanks so much for featuring it!

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  13. A great recipe I can't wait to try out. I love Mediterranean food and those adventurous enough it! I wish more would.

    I came up with my own version of a Mediterranean Tart. While different from your own, I think its a classic take on the dish. I'm new to the Food Blog scene and would love some feedback from a pro like you. Check it out if have time.

    http://persnicketypanhandler.blogspot.com/2012/08/mediterranean-tart.html

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