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Mediterranean
Field Platter

A patchwork of Mediterranean delicacies to snack over with friends and wine.

Author: Remo Trotta

Ingredients

  • 60g feta cheese
  • 60g fresh ricotta cheese
  • 6-8 Slices of crusty bread or crostini
  • 60g well-aged crumbly goat cheese (Pecorino, Crotonese, etc.)

Directions

Slice sausages into equal bite-sized rounds and fast fry in a pan with very little oild over medium heat. Cook the milder flavours first and the spicier ones last, or use separate pans to avoid cross-contamination of spice.Turn all sausages over halfway through to sear and seal both
sides of the exposed meat.

Skewer the sausage pieces with toothpicks or colored spears to distinguish between flavours.  Spoon the mixed olives next to the sausages in the center of the platter and add cheese to the other side of the olives, so the hot items do not melt the cold ones.

Sprinkle with whole shelled walnuts and garnish with whole basil leaves. Serve bread in a separate basket or on a cutting board at the table.

Combine this platter with a side of wine-seared figs and fresh grapes, or a traditional Italian tomato salad.

Comments

My go-to snack on summer evenings when sitting around a patio table with friends drinking Sangria.