This is one of the simplest, quickest yet tastiest things I make on a regular basis.
It contains three of the best foods known to humanity.
I first saw this on Nigel Slater’s Simple Suppers a good couple of years ago but have since tweaked it to my personal tastes. That’s the beauty of this – feel free to change up the quantities and experiment with different herbs.
It’s really easy to make is great for lunch, a starter or as part of a mezze.
Just take 2-3 red chillies (I like to throw in a habanero if I’m feeling brave) and 4 spring onions. Chop them up into small pieces. Pour a glug of olive oil into a hot non stick frying pan and fry off the chillies and onion. Once these have softened, add the leaves from a few thyme sprigs and leave for a minute.
Then here comes the best bit. take a whole block of feta (yes, a whole pack!) and add this to the pan. The cheese should soften slightly after a few minutes and by this time you should turn it over. Again, leave for a few minutes until the whole block has warmed through (it shouldn’t melt) and then transfer the cheese to a plate. Pour over the chilli and onion mix and the oils from the pan. Sprinkle over some chopped parsley, grab some good crusty bread and smear it on!
The creaminess of the cheese seems to temper the heat from the chillies, but then the warmth comes through. It’s salty, hot and tangy and incredibly moreish.
Try not to eat the whole block to yourself, but no one blame you if you did!