Saturday, July 04, 2015


makes eight servings

4 small red onions
1 tablespoon olive oil
170 grams cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup strong dark ale
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
Pinch cayenne pepper
2 25 cm packaged soft flatbreads
1 1/2 cups torn mesclun mix
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
6 slices crisp-cooked bacon, crumbled

 Peel and halve onions. Brush with oil, then sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Grill onions on the rack of a covered charcoal or gas grill directly over medium-high heat for 6 to 8 minutes or until charred and slightly softened, turning once halfway through grilling. Cool.

In a bowl whisk together cream cheese, Worcestershire sauce and cayenne pepper until smooth. Chop two grilled onions; stir into cream cheese mixture. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Quarter remaining two onions; set aside.

Grill flatbreads on rack of a covered grill directly over medium-high heat for 2 to 4 minutes or until crisp, turning once halfway through. Transfer to cutting board. Spread half of cream cheese mixture onto each flatbread. Top with arugula, tomatoes, bacon and quatered onions. Slice and serve.

bacon recipe source: The Breeze (@thebreezenz), Level 3/239 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland/PO Box 8880, Symonds Street, Auckland, New Zealand

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