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Shallot, Cherry Tomato and Mascarpone Pizza

RECIPE

Shallot, Cherry Tomato and Mascarpone PizzaThis recipe for Shallot, Cherry Tomato and Mascarpone Pizza, the shallots can be prepared ahead of time and everything simply thrown together at the last minute, is published courtesy of www.ukshallot.com. This pizza can be whipped up at a moment’s notice as it uses a flat bread base and simple ingredients you’ve probably got sitting in your fridge!

There is nothing quite like shallots for adding a uniquely delicate, sweet, piquant flavour. With their superior taste, shallots transform everyday meals into something extra special.

Shallots form a vital part of the chef's mise en place and are at the heart of many classic dishes. Professional chefs and passionate home cooks know that shallots are a crucial ingredient in stews and casseroles but they are also fantastic in stir fries, breads, sauces, tarts, soups, salads and curries.

Ingredients

12 shallots, peeled and halved
1 tbsp olive oil
1 ready-made pizza base or use flatbreads
100g mascarpone cheese
12 cherry tomatoes, halved
25g Godminster cheddar cheese, grated
Rocket leaves, to serve

Method

  • Pre heat oven to 200°C / Gas 6.

  • Place the shallots in a frying pan, add the olive oil and cook gently until softened and beginning to brown, approximately 10 to 15 minsutes.

  • Leave shallots to cool a little.

  • Spread the pizza base with the mascarpone cheese, top with the shallots, cherry tomatoes and the grated cheese.

  • Cook for 10 to 15 minutes until golden and melting.

  • Serve straight from the oven sprinkled with rocket.

Serves 2

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