BOUGIOURDI

Spicy Baked Feta

Bougiourdi is a traditional Greek grilled appetizer of feta cheese baked in the oven, with tomatoes, chilli flakes & peppers.

Ingredients :

*3 large ripe tomatoes

*1 garlic clove , crushed

*200g block feta

*1 large mild green chilli , or 1 green pepper, sliced

*1 tsp roughly chopped oregano leaves

*4 tbsp olive oil

*warmed pitta breads , to serve

Directions :

Cut 1 tomato through the middle, then cut wo slices from the centre and set aside. Scoop the seeds from the rest of the tomato, then grate the flesh, discarding the skin. Deseed and grate the rest of the tomatoes in the same way, then mix the grated flesh with the garlic. Season and spoon into a baking dish.

Heat the oven to 200C.

Nestle the feta block in the garlicky tomatoes, then top with the sliced tomatoes, the chilli, oregano, olive oil and a pinch of sea salt. Cover the dish and bake for 15 mins, then uncover and bake for a further 15 mins. Serve warm with the pitta breads on the side for dunking.

Adapted from BBCfood / Pic via getty images

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