Sophie's Summer Salad With Roasted Plums, Sheep's Feta, Pine Nuts, Prosciutto & A Plum Dressing !


5 purple fresh plums, with an intact skin, cut into 4 ( stone removed )
4 tablespoons of a fruity EVOO ( Extra Virgin Olive Oil )
1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar
100 gr of sheep's feta, drained, pad dry with kitchen paper & cut into little cubes
1 tablespoon +½ of pine nuts, roasted in a dry pan on medium heat for about 5 minutes
1 tablespoon +½ of plum jam ( a jam that isn't too sweet ) like Plums the Elzace / this is a
1 tablespoon of raw ( unrefined ) cane sugar


Take an oven rack out of your oven. Preheat the oven to 200°C (392F) for 10 minutes.
Take your cut up plums, lay them side by side, cut side up, a few cm apart, on a Silpat on your oven rack. Drizzle the prunes with 1 tablespoon of the EVOO. Then, scatter the 1 tablespoon of sugar over the prunes. Roast them in the oven for about 15 to 20 minutes.
In the meantime, prepare the dressing. Take a jam pot with fitting lid. Add the 3 tablespoons of the EVOO, 1 tablespoon of the red wine vinegar, Maldon sea salt, freshly grinded black pepper & 1 + 1/2 tablespoon of the plum jam to the jam pot. Screw the lid on. Shake the jam pot up & down, again & again until the dressing is beautifully combined. Taste. It has to taste fab!
When the prunes are roasted, carefully take the tray out of the oven , on 2 wireracks to cool down a bit.
In the mean time, prepare your 2 large serving plates. Divide the young lettuce leaves over the plates. Divide 8 slices of the prosciutto nicely over each of the 2 plates. Carefully with a spoon lay 6 pices of the prunes in a ring all over the salad. Lay 1 piece of the prune in the middle of your salad. Do the same on the other plate. Scatter the sheep's feta nicely over the 2 plates. Scatter the roasted pine nuts over. Drizzle 1/2 of the dressing over your salads, nicely divided! Serve the rest of the dressing in the jam pot on the table with a spoon in it.
This is lovely enjoyed with slices of fresh ciabatta to mop up the juices.
I served this is with an excellent wine like a dry rosé wine like Vipra Rosa, Montepulciano D'Abruzzo, Cerasuolo, Orivieto, Italia. This is a lovely dry rosé, with a fresh & fragrant bouquet
With the lovely flavours of cherries, roses & violets! It is such a great companian!




This is one yummie summer salad! I so love this !


8.0 servings


Thursday, December 3, 2009 - 1:11am


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