RICARDO: Prosciutto Tart

PREPARATION 30 MIN

COOKING 20 MIN

COOLING 15 MIN

OUTPUT 6 APPETIZERS


INGREDIENTS

Tart

  • 1/2 lb (225 g) puff pastry
  • 1/4 cup (20 g) freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) 35% heavy cream
  • 1 endive, thinly sliced
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 2 oz (55 g) thinly sliced prosciutto, torn into pieces

Garnish

  • 1/3 cup (10 g) watercress
  • 3 tbsp flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 2 tbsp roasted hazelnuts, chopped
  • 3 sweet gherkins, chopped
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) olive oil
  • Parmesan cheese shavings, as desired

PREPARATION

Tart

  1. With the rack in the lowest position, preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the puff pastry into a 7 x 14-inch (18 x 35 cm) rectangle. Trim the edges so that they are straight. Using the tip of a knife, score a smaller rectangle into the dough 1/2 inch (1 cm) inside the edges. Place on the prepared sheet and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the grated Parmesan with the cream. Let rest for 10 minutes.
  4. Spread the Parmesan mixture onto the inner rectangle of the dough. Top with the endive, shallot and prosciutto.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown.

Garnish

  1. Meanwhile, in a bowl, toss all the ingredients together. Season with salt. Garnish the tart with the watercress mixture, then cut into pieces and serve as an appetizer.