Broccoli with Tri Pepper Burchetta – By Gurjyote Sethi

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Gurjyote Singh Sethi,
Gurjyote Singh Sethi,

Broccoli with Tri Pepper BurchettaIngredients

  • Baguette ( bread) sliced and lightly toasted1

For broccoli pesto

  • Broccoli florets, blanched1 cup
  • Peanuts toasted3 tablespoons
  • Dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon
  • Garlic cloves 4
  • Salt to taste
  • Olive oil 1/3 cup

For roasted peppers

  • Red bell pepper roasted, peeled and cut into thin strips1
  • Dried thyme 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic cloves finely chopped 3
  • Salt to taste
  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste
  • Olive oil 2 teaspoons

For onion jam

  • Onion thinly sliced1 medium
  • Butter 1 tablespoon
  • Olive oil 1 teaspoon
  • Rosemary 1 fresh sprig
  • Castor sugar (caster sugar) 1 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste

For balsamic reduction

  • Balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup
  • brown sugar

Method

Step 1

To make balsamic reduction, cook balsamic vinegar with brown sugar in a non-stick pan on low heat till it thickens.

Step 2

To make onion jam, heat butter and olive oil in another non-stick pan, add onion and sauté for one to two minutes. Add rosemary, salt and sugar, mix and cook on a low heat for fifteen to twenty minutes.

Step 3

Put roasted pepper in a bowl, add garlic, dried thyme, salt, crushed peppercorns and olive oil. Mix well and set aside.

Step 4

Put broccoli, thyme, peanuts, garlic and salt in a blender jar and blend coarsely. Add olive oil and blend it again.

Step 5

Remove the rosemary sprig from the caramelized onion jam and transfer it in a bowl.

Step 6

To assemble spread a little broccoli pesto on each toasted baguette slice, put some roasted pepper mixture over it and then top it with caramelized onion jam.

Step 7

Arrange them on a serving plate, drizzle balsamic reduction on top and serve immediately.

Gurjyote Singh Sethi, owner of GJ’s Authentic Indian Kitchen in Surrey, BC. Gurjyote has over 15 years’ experience in the hospitality Industry. He has been associated with leading hotels like the Hyatt Regency New Delhi, Marriott Welcome Hotel, Fusion (Multi cuisine food Joint) Self Owned, Crowne Plaza Gurgaon by (IHG), and Aman Resorts New Delhi, The Claridges Surajkund and Vivanta by Taj at Surajkund. Email: gurjyote@gmail.com