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1/8 Spring Pea and Ricotta Torte with Lemon and Mint Recipe

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Submitted by jetfan

Makes 8 servings



This torte is all about peas. Peas are puréed with the ricotta and also left whole for texture in this baked egg dish. The unmistakable sweetness of the peas is discretely highlighted yet balanced with the addition of lemon and mint, salty cheese and earthy nutmeg.

Recipe Ingredients for 1/8 Spring Pea and Ricotta Torte with Lemon and Mint

1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tbsp+chopped onion
2 cups Peas, Green
1/4 cup chicken stock
1 cup Ricotta, Part Skim Milk Cheese
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
4 large eggs
1/4 cup creme fraiche
1/2 cup finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, plus extra for sprinkli
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint
2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Recipe Directions for 1/8 Spring Pea and Ricotta Torte with Lemon and Mint

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Butter a 9 inch springform pan and wrap bottom with foil to prevent any leakage.

  2. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add shallots and cook until softened, one minute. Add peas and 1 teaspoon salt; sauté briefly to coat. Add water or stock. Cook until peas are tender and liquid has evaporated. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

  3. Transfer half of the peas to a bowl of a food processor; purée. Add ricotta and nutmeg; pulse to blend. Add eggs one at a time, blending well after each addition. Transfer to a bowl. Whisk in creme fraiche, 1/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano and Pecorino cheeses. Stir in remaining peas, mint, lemon zest, 1/2 teaspoon salt and black pepper.

  4. Pour eggs into prepared springform pan. Sprinkle with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Bake in oven until edges are golden brown and center is puffed and cooked through, about 30-35 minutes. Remove and let cool slightly. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Categories

Brunch

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 134.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
172
Calories from Fat
89
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.9g
15%
Saturated Fat
5.3g
27%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
128mg
43%
Sodium
237mg
10%
Potassium
165mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates
9.7g
3%
Dietary Fiber
2.6g
10%
Sugars
2.8g
Protein
11.6g
Vitamin A 25% Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 19% Iron 9%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • High in calcium
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • Very high in cholesterol
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