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Chef Pascal Lorange's Fig and Gorgonzola Tartlet
Chef Pascal Lorange's Fig and Gorgonzola Tartlet
Ingredients:
  • 1 sheet Fine puff pastry (available at your local gourmet supermarket or bakery)
  • 1 bunch Scallions
  • 4 Heirloom tomatoes
  • 8 Fresh Figs (if not available or in season, you can substitute with dried white figs)
  • 8 oz. Gorgonzola
  • 2 oz. Chopped Walnuts
  • 1 tsp Fleur de Sel
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 2 TB Olive Oil (preferred choice: Fig & Olive’s Arbequina Olive Oil (CA) – $13.99)
  • 1 Fresh Rosemary Sprig, to garnish
  • 2 slices Prosciutto di Parma, to garnish (can omit for vegetarian diners)
  • ¼ cup Arugula Greens (baby Roquette)
  • 1 tsp Fig Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 TB Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Recipe:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Roll out puff pastry sheet until you are able to cut four 6-inch circles out of it.
  3. Place the circles on a well-greased baking sheet.
  4. Dice the scallions to yield ½ cup and sprinkle evenly over pastry circles.
  5. Cut tomatoes into wedges and arrange evenly around the tart.
  6. Place cut figs wedges (one fig can be cut into 2 or 3 wedges) evenly between the tomatoes.
  7. Sprinkle the chopped walnuts, salt, pepper, and gorgonzola cheese evenly over each tart.
  8. Drizzle a small amount of Fig & Olive Arbequina olive oil over each tart before baking.
  9. Bake for 15 minutes or until tart has a golden brown crust and melted cheese.
  10. Once it comes out of the oven coat the arugula greens with the Fig Balsamic vinegar, Arbequina olive oil and arrange in a neat mound around the tart.
  11. Cover the mound of Arugula with a layer of prosciutto, leaving a space in the center.
  12. Serve immediately, or let cool on a rack to preserve the delicate, flaky crust.
  13. Garnish with a fresh sprig of rosemary.


Pascal Lorange Cooks Fig Gorgonzola Tartlet

Chef Pascal Lorange, executive chef of Fig & Olive, shares the recipe for his signature dish, fig gorgonzola tartlet.

Make sure you visit Chef Pascal Lorange at www.figandolive.com.