the italian sausage speciality mortadella is one of my favourites.
eat it thinly sliced on a piece of crunchy buttered white bread and you're in heaven!
but since even the best things can get boring, here is another way to enjoy this wonderful sausage:
as a creamy spread that makes the perfect little appetizers when piped onto crackers or can be enjoyed just as good on a slice of whole grain bread at breakfast.
it is very easy and quick to make and incredibly tasty....
Step 1: You Need:
- a 300 g slice of mortadella (about 1cm thick slice from a big mortadella)---
- a handfull of pistachios
- 200 g of cream cheese
- 1 tablespoon of mustard
- 100 ml of cream
- 2 leaves of gelatin
Step 2: Prepare!
soak the gelatin leaves in cold water for 5 minutes.
shell and chop the pistachios.
cut the slice of mortadella into cubes.
heat the cream in a pan, take away from the stove when it's hot and add the drained and soakes gelatin leaves.
stir well until all the gelatin has dissolved.
Step 3: Blend!
put the mortadella cubes, the cream cheese, the mustard and the cream and gelatin mixture in a blender or mixture and mix until creamy.
add the chopped pistachios and season with salt and peper. put the finished cream into jars and refrigerate for 2 hours before using.
the crema di mortadella will stay good in the frigde for about a week.
Step 4: Enjoy!
after cooling, enjoy your crema di mortadella on a slice of bread, prepare it as a canapé or use it as a dip with crispy bread sticks.
if you want to try a different version, use ricotta instead of cream cheese or add some green peppercorns.
i hope you enjoy mortadella as much as i do!