Cheese Steak & crispy courgette stack
The flavour of our cheese steaks cry out for something sweet to serve alongside and honey whiskey drizzle makes a perfect partner.
It’s up to you how you plate this dish, you can simply lay the slices on a plate, or stack to resemble a Christmas tree, but the magic is in the pairing of salty and sweet.
2 Packs of cheese steaks
1 large courgette, sliced into ½ cm disks
1 tablespoon rapeseed oil
½ teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
For the honey whiskey drizzle
200ml Whiskey infused honey
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon tomato ketchup
2 generous tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
Juice of one lemon
Thumb-sized piece of ginger, peeled and finely grated
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon sweet smoked paprika
For the garnishes
1 tablespoon finely chopped cranberries
1 tablespoon finely chopped flat leaf parsley
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
½ teaspoon black sesame seeds
Handful of snipped cress
Put the sliced courgette in a bowl with the oil, oregano, salt and pepper and toss to coat. Spread the courgette slices on a parchment-lined baking sheet and place in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Meanwhile, combine all the drizzle ingredients in a small saucepan on a medium heat. Bring to the boil, immediately turn the heat down to low and simmer for about ten minutes, or until the liquid is reduced by half and is the consistency of runny honey.
While the drizzle is reducing, get the cheese steaks and cut out ever decreasing shapes (circles, stars, squares, whatever cutters you have) which when stacked will form a rough cone shape. Cook them in the oven, until golden brown.
Divide the cheese steaks and crispy courgettes between two plates and stack to resemble Christmas trees, using larger slices at the bottom and smaller slices at the top. Scatter some cress around the base of the stacks. Pour the warm honey whiskey drizzle over the top of the stacks and scatter over the cranberries, parsley, red pepper flakes and sesame seeds. Serve immediately while all the ingredients are still warm.