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Friday 22 August 2014

Recipe: Seafood bruschetta on farl

Seafood bruschetta on farl

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What you'll need

2 Irwin’s soda farls, cut in half and stamped into 10cm rounds with a cutter

4 spring onions, trimmed

150g unsalted butter, cut into 1cm dice

450g mixed seafood, such as large raw peeled prawns, 2cm of smoked haddock and salmon diced, and 3cm monkfish tail fillet strips

150g small mussels, scrubbed clean

120ml dry white wine

3 tbsp whipping cream (optional)

2 plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded and diced

2 tbsp snipped fresh chives

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

SERVES 4

Preheat the grill to high. Finely chop the spring onions, keeping the white and green parts separate. Melt one tablespoon of the butter in a large sauté with a lid. Add the whites of the spring onions and cook for one-minute, stirring.

Add the seafood and mussels then increase the heat and fry for one minute. Add the wine, remaining spring onions and season. Cover and cook for a minute or two until the mussels are just open. Add the cream (if using) with the tomatoes and remaining butter, shaking gently to combine all the butter.

Toast the Irwin’s soda farls and then place each one in the centre of a warmed serving plate. Spoon over the seafood and sprinkle over the chives to serve.

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