1 broccoli, halved lengthwise, and blanched for 3 minutes
2 sheets packet puff pastry
2 tablespoons margarine, melted
1 teaspoon black sesame seeds
For the harissa sauce:
2 red capsicums, roughly chopped
1 red chilli
4 cherry tomatoes
½ red onion
2 cloves garlic
20 almonds, blanched
2 tablespoons chilli jam
Salt and pepper
30ml grapeseed oil (for frying)
For the spinach:
10ml grapeseed oil
1 bunch English spinach
1 lemon, juice
½ lemon, juice only
Salt and pepper
1Preheat the oven to 180°C fan-forced.
2Wash the spinach under cold water and place in a hot pan with grapseed oil, then the lemon juice and a pinch of salt. Stir, and cover with a lid for a few seconds to wilt. Remove from the heat and set aside. Chop it up a bit into smaller pieces.
3For the harissa sauce, place everything into a blender (except for the oil) and blend until smooth. Place sauce in a pan with a little oil and cook down until thick. Let cool.
4Take the puff pastry and place the chilli sauce in the middle, spreading it around but leaving about 5cm of un-sauced border around the edges of the pastry. Top the sauce with wilted spinach. Place your halved (and pre-blanched) broccoli in the middle of the spinach and then fold the edges of the pastry inward toward the broccoli to make a frame. Paint the pastry and broccoli with a little melted margarine and sprinkle with salt. Then sprinkle black sesame seeds around the edges of the pastry.
5Cook in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, until the pastry is golden and the broccoli nicely roasted.
6Remove the pastry from the oven. Set on a plate with any remaining spinach on the side!
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