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Dry Martini with Double Crème Blue & Padron Peppers

Dry Martini with Double Crème Blue & Padron Peppers

Giving your guests a welcome they’ll remember – our Dry Martini served with padron peppers and blue cheese is bound to leave a lasting impression with big flavours from both cocktail and appetiser. The dry martini will compliment the richness of the blue cheese beautifully. And that’s creamy, not crumbly.

2 servings
Peppery Woody

ingredients

Dry martini

  • ½ cup London dry gin
  • 0.1 cup dry white vermouth
  • 2 - 6 green olives
  • 2 wooden cocktail stick
  • crushed ice

Creamy Blue & Padron Peppers

  • 1 Castello® Double Crème Blue
  • 24 - 30 or 300 g padron peppers
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ garlic clove, finely grated
  • a healthy 1 pinch sea salt
  • lemon zest from 1 organic lemon

preparation

1. Dry Martini: Add the alcohol to the shaker and shake well. Pour into cocktail glasses and garnish with olive(s) on a stick.

2. Wash the Padron peppers and grill them (or roast quickly on a hot grill or dry frying pan). Combine the olive oil with the garlic and lemon zest and toss with the Padron peppers and sea salt.

3. Add to an ovenproof pan and cut the Castello® Double Crème Blue into eight pieces and one on each pepper. Place the ovenproof pan under the grill in the oven for a few minutes.

4. A fun and easy way to make this dish is by using a kitchen blowtorch. First char the Padrons and before serving, caramelize the Double Crème Blue.