Parmesan Twists With Fresh Marinara Sauce

Parmesan Twists With Fresh Marinara Sauce image Image by: Parmesan Twists With Fresh Marinara Sauce image Author: Canadian Living

A fresh tomato and basil sauce is the perfect companion to these cheesy breadstick twists. Try doubling the sauce, and use the extra as a topping for pasta or pizza.

  • Portion size 2 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: October 2014

Ingredients

  • half pkg puff pastry thawed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 cups grated parmesan cheese
Fresh Marinara Sauce:
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 shallots chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 8 plum tomatoes seeded and diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid honey
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh basil

Method

Fresh Marinara Sauce: In saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook shallots, stirring, until golden, about 4 minutes. Stir in garlic; cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in tomato paste until thickened, about 1 minute. Add tomatoes, salt, pepper and honey; cook, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes are mostly broken down and saucy, about 5 minutes. In food processor or with immersion blender, pur?e until almost smooth. Let cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 3 days.) Stir in basil just before serving.

Meanwhile, gently unroll puff pastry, leaving on paper backing; arrange on work surface with 1 long end facing you. Whisk egg with 2 tsp water; brush over surface of pastry. Spread mustard evenly over top; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, pressing firmly to adhere.

Using floured pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut pastry lengthwise into 1/2-inch (1 cm) wide strips. Working with 1 at a time, hold strips by each end; twist 2 to 3 times with hands moving in opposite directions. Arrange 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart on parchment paper–lined rimless baking sheet; press ends of strips into sheet to secure in place. Bake in 400 F (200 C) oven until golden, about 12 minutes; let cool on pan. Serve with marinara sauce for dipping.

Nutritional facts per each of 20 servings: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 155 mg
  • Sugars 1 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Calories 87.0
  • Total fat 6 g
  • Potassium 72 mg
  • Cholesterol 10 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 6 g

%RDI

  • Iron 4.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 1.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 4.0
  • Vitamin C 3.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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