Melted Goat's Cheese, Roast Figs, Black Pudding and Citrus Salad

Place some of the dressed salad in the centre of you plate; arrange a few fig slices on the plate and place the melted goats cheese and black pudding on top.

Ingredients


  • 200 g good quality fresh, mild goat's cheese (sliced into 3cm discs)
  • 4 (or 5) fresh ripe figs (sliced into 8)
  • 6 2cm slices of black pudding
  • 2 tblsp (or 3) honey
  • olive oil
  • for the salad:
  • 100 g mixed baby leaves
  • 4 scallions (sliced)
  • 1 orange (peeled and segmented)
  • for the dressing:
  • ½ grapefruit (juice only)
  • 1 lime (juice only)
  • 1 orange (juice only)
  • 20 ml olive oil
  • 5 ml roast sesame oil
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Method

  1. For the Figs:
  2. Heat a grill to a medium to high heat. Place the fig slices on an ovenproof tray and drizzle with the honey.
  3. Grill for about 5-8 minutes until soften and sweet but not crisp.
  4. Set aside and keep warm.
  5. For the Citrus Dressing:
  6. Place the grapefruit juice, lime, juice, orange juice, olive oil and sesame oil in a small jar.
  7. Add the sugar and seasoning and shake the dressing vigorously until the liquid emulsifies. Set aside.
  8. For the Black Pudding:
  9. Heat some oil in a pan. Toss in the black pudding discs and fry on either side until crispy. Remove the black pudding from the pan and keep warm.
  10. Heat your grill on high. Place one slice of goat's cheese on each black pudding disc and replace under the grill to melt and brown for about 3 minutes, depending on your grill.
  11. Place the salad leaves, scallions and orange segments in a bowl and toss with some dressing before serving.
  12. Place some of the dressed salad in the centre of you plate; arrange a few fig slices on the plate and place the melted goat's cheese and black pudding on top. Serve immediately.




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