Friday, April 3, 2009

Baked Feta

When I saw Baked Feta over at Kalofagas.ca, I knew that it would definitely be on my table in the very near future!

**Mum... you'll REALLY like this and it's REALLY easy!

Peter Minakis has tons of awesome recipes on his site. I can't wait to try these two mussels recipes!

I made the Baked Feta last weekend and everyone really RAVED about it!

Being the kind of scatterbrained procrastinator that I am, I half glanced at the recipe before running out to the store. As a result, I came home with a bell pepper instead of a cubanelle or banana pepper and I was am out of chili flakes.

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Baked Feta (adapted due to negligence by Spryte!)
(and it is a very versatile recipe and easy to adapt to your tastes)
8 oz block of Feta
1 ripe tomato, very thinly sliced
bell pepper, diced or cut to very thin strips (I think I would have preferred banana or cubanelle)
olive oil
Penzey's Greek Seasoning (coarse salt, garlic, lemon, black pepper, Turkish oregano, marjoram)
Chili flakes

Drizzle olive oil in the bottom of a ramekin or small baking dish.
Place feta block on top of oil.
Cover feta with diced onions & peppers.
Drizzle again with olive oil.
Sprinkle on Greek Seasoning & chili flakes.
Cover baking dish with foil.
Bake 20 - 30 minutes at 375F
Serve with bread slices.

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Drizzle olive oil in the bottom of a ramekin.
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Place feta on top of olive oil.
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Cover the feta with tomatoes & peppers
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Drizzle with more olive oil and sprinkle with herbs & chili flakes.
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Cover with foil and bake at 375F for 20 - 30 minutes.
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Now you're ready to try it! I served it on baguette slices.
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Mmmmm.... delicious, creamy and savory....
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Peter also makes this on the grill in a foil packet over indirect heat. That would add another smokey delicious level of flavor. I can't wait to try it that way too!

I don't have to write 'enjoy' after this post, you won't be able help enjoying it!

Peter - this is for you!
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Don't for get to check out Peter's blog! You'll be glad you did!!

10 comments:

Donna-FFW said...

This looks fantastic, Spryte... has got to be one of the most interesing spreads Ive seen, I love feta so this is perfect choice for my next get together.. Thanks for the idea!

Debbie said...

Looks great and very appetizing....it would be gone here in no time!

Bob said...

You know, I've just never really felt it for feta. I think it's the dry thing, I've never been into dry cheese. I'll send this along to my brother though, he makes his own feta sometimes, I bet he'd love it.

Spryte said...

Donna & Debbie... you definitely won't be disappointed if you try it!

Bob... when you bake it, it's not dry... it's soooo creamy!

tamilyn said...

I have never tried feta cheese. Is it a mild cheese or a stronger flavored one? It looks really good-melted cheese-what's not to love?

Peter M said...

Spryte, I'm delighted that you and everyone at your party raved about the baked Feta.It's a party favourite and quite easy to make.

No worries about using a bell pepper. As long as you slice it thin, it should cook in the same time it took for the tomato.

Thanks for the shout out, YOU ROCK!

Cheryl said...

Man oh man that looks good,. I love anything with Feta!

Tangled Noodle said...

I love crumbled feta but I usually use it as garnish or topping - this would be the first where it was the star! And it looks great - thanks for highlighting Peter's blog.

Doodles said...

Spryte I made this today BUT I also included sundried tomatoes.........thank you it was very good and yes creamy!!!

Spryte said...

tamilyn... I wouldn't really call feta mild or strong... but I guess closer to mild.... it's more crumbly when not baked.

Peter... you are very welcome! I can't wait to make this again!

Thanks Cheryl!

Tangled it really is the star!

Doodles... I'm glad you liked it!!