Baked feta with thyme and tomatoes recipe

baked fetaSimple to throw together and chuck on the fire or in the oven, Saganaki is Cretan shepherds' food - simple, imprecise and always delicious. Dip into the parcel with raw carrot or celery chunks, or warm flatbread (which you can heat on the stones around the fire).

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Serves 6-8

  • 3 x 200g packs of feta cheese, broken into roughly 2cm pieces
  • 6 sprigs fresh marjoram or thyme
  • 20 small cherry tomatoes
  • 20 capers
  • 15 Kalamata olives, halved and stoned
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • aluminium foil

Pile everything on to a large square of foil, wrap securely and place in or near the fire for 10-15 minutes, until the cheese is bubbling and browning on top (look inside to check).

Serve each parcel on a plate with flat bread and cucumber salad on the side.

This recipe appears on p182 of Sarah's Food for Friends and Family Cookbook.