Roast St Tola Crottins with Honey and Chilli

An unusual dish that's easy to make.


  • 1 st tola crottin per person
  • 1 little gem per person (sliced lengthwise)
  • olive oil
  • irish honey
  • chilli flakes
  • balsamic vinegar
  • handful of black olives
  • handful of walnuts
  • 3 peppers (mixed colours)
  • 1 bunch of coriander
  • salt, pepper
  • 1 loaf of ciabatta bread


  1. Julienne all the peppers, gently fry toether in a little olive oil, stir in some chopped coriander.
  2. Make the dressing by combining 3 parts oil to one part vinegar, one part honey, salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Cut the little gems in half, brush with olive oil and place on a grill pan to char.
  4. Chop the walnuts and black olives and add to the dressing.
  5. Slice the ciabatta, brush with olive oil.
  6. Cut the crottins in half, spoon a little of the dressing over the top, season with a little sea-salt and cracked black pepper and place under the grill to cook (or leave in a hot oven for a few minutes). 1 minute before the end, sprinkle with a little chilli flakes.
  7. Remove the lettuce from the grill pan, place to one side and grill the slices of ciabatta.
  8. Assemble on a plate with the grilled cheese on top of the grilled bread, spoon over the dressing and arrange the lettuce and peppers to one side.


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