Thursday, 27 September 2007

Flat Bread with Mushroom & Corn ...and one with Crab..?!

Without Cheese, With Cheese

Another quick meal - Seems to be a recurring theme with me nowadays and here is the genesis of this one.... It was a Saturday night and we decided to eat home. I wasn't really up for cooking. Thus, I tried to think of the simplest unconventional (i.e. anything but the usual) meal I could put together with whatever I had bought at the grocery store that afternoon. So, here goes.... I made flat bread with mushrooms and sweet corn with some salad on the side. Ummm...was tasty!
2 Flat breads (already had garlic and parsley added to it)
Sweet Corn
A box of Chestnut Mushrooms thinly sliced
1/2 Red Onion thinly sliced
Green Chillies - chopped
Emmental Cheese - grated
1 tbsp Olive Oil
Heat the oil in a saucepan, then add in the chillies and onions and saute for about 2 minutes. Add in the mushrooms and cook for another 4-5 minutes until partially cooked. Remove from heat and spread the mixture over the flat bread; add the corn, sprinkle cheese, add salt and pepper to taste and pop into a 200 degree (Celsius) oven for about 10-15 minutes.
As you can see, there isn't much of a science to it. When using frozen corn, ensure it is defrosted so the water does not run into the bread as it melts, making the base soggy.
Since the flat bread was a hit with us, the next time round I made a CRAB VERSION for my husband. I used the same flat bread which had parsley and garlic already added to it. I spread crab meat (found easily at Waitrose) across the top, some chopped spring onions, chopped red pepper, chillies and Emmental cheese and put it in the oven for 20 minutes. Voila - I had a happy husband! :)


Kate said...

mushrooms and sweetcorn sounds wonderful. Of course even my hubby would'nt have settled for the veggie version and would've opted for the crabby one instead :p

Happy cook said...

i love the one with the crab it is a pity that crab meat is so expensive

M&Ms... said...

Kate, Happy cook - Would have taken a picture but went so fast...Crab meat always seems to be a hit ...guess I have no idea what I am missing out on :) ..