Chocolate and Macadamia Affogato
The affogato is a simple yet elegant finish to a meal.
4 large handfuls of spinach, roughly chopped
1 large handful of fresh coriander, leaves and stalks roughly chopped
1 small handful of grated mature Cheddar
1 large onion, diced
1 Tbs ghee or coconut oil
2 garlic cloves, diced
2 red peppers, halved lengthways,deseeded and sliced into strips
2 bay leaves
1 tsp smoked paprika
A pinch of cayenne pepper or finely diced fresh red chilli, to taste
2 x 400 g tins of tomatoes or 800g fresh tomatoes
200 ml water (100 ml if using fresh tomatoes)
Sea salt and black pepper
1 large ripe avocado
1 Tbs extravirgin olive oil
Juice of 1/2–1 lime
2 spring onions or 1 small handful of fresh chives, chopped
1 handful of fresh coriander leaves, chopped
Fry the onion in the ghee or coconut oil over a medium heat for about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened.
Add the garlic, peppers, bay leaves and spices to the pan and cook for another 2 minutes.
Add the tomatoes and water, season generously with salt and pepper, then stir everything together and leave to simmer for 10 minutes until reduced to a thick, rich sauce.
Halve and stone the avocado, then scoop out the flesh and roughly chop. Place in a bowl and stir in all the remaining ingredients and some seasoning. Set aside.
Check the seasoning of the tomato sauce, adding extra salt, pepper and cayenne/chilli as needed, then stir through the spinach and cook for a few minutes until just wilted.
Use a spatula or spoon to make four wells in the tomato sauce mixture and crack an egg into each. The eggs will poach in the sauce and cook in about 4 minutes (lid on) for set whites and runny yolks.
Scatter over the coriander and cheese. Serve immediately (as the eggs will keep cooking) with big heaped spoonfuls of guacamole on top.
Credits: Extracted from Good + Simple by Hemsley + Hemsley (imprint). RRP $55 available now.
Photo Credits: Extracted from Good + Simple by Hemsley + Hemsley (imprint). RRP $55 available now.