I was excited to be invited alongside four other bloggers to enter a competition and devise a recipe using Calabrian Nduja. A delicious ingredient, Nduja is a spicy spreadable sausage made with different parts of the pig such as the shoulder, belly and jowl as well as tripe and head, roasted peppers and a mixture of spices including paprika.
I took some inspiration from Nduja’s origins and decided to maintain a Mediterranean theme for the recipe - "Pan-fried Halibut on Butter Beans and Nduja with a Lemon and Sage Dressing". I loved the combination of fish and pork in this dish - the butter bean and Sofritto mixture was creamy, soaking up the rich flavours from the Nduja and were well balanced by the "meaty" fish and lemon dressing. I served this with a plate of green, crunchy samphire simply tossed in butter.
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