Ingredients

  • Serves 4
    • 500 g cherry tomatoes 

    • 250 g mandarin oranges

    • 80 ml olive oil

    • 1 tsp salt

    • ½ tsp pepper

    • 150 g feta cheese 

    • 7 g ginger, whole, lightly crushed

    • 250 g fusilli pasta 

    • 2 cloves garlic, diced

    • 25 g fresh basil

    • 1 tsp sugar

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Asian Food Network

Asian Feta Cheese Bake with Mandarin Oranges and Ginger

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Asian Feta Cheese Bake with Mandarin Oranges and Ginger is the perfect party dish that not only offers a beautiful assortment of colors but flavors too. The sweetness from the mandarin oranges compliments the juicy tomatoes perfectly, especially when stirred in with the baked feta cheese. The infused taste of ginger rounds it off perfectly to truly bring out the exotic flavors and aroma of this dish. A meal that satisfies the tummy and impresses your guests, who could ask for more?
  • Easy
  • 5 min
  • 40 min
  • 10 min
  • 12 steps
  • 11 Ingredients
  • Easy
  • 12 steps
  • 11 Ingredients
  • 5 min
  • 40 min
  • 10 min

Directions

  1. Making Asian Feta Cheese Bake

    • Preheat the oven to 200°C

    • In a baking dish, toss the tomatoes and mandarin oranges with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. 

    • Then place the feta in the middle, turning it to coat both sides with oil. Place ginger on top of the feta. Bake for 30 minutes.

    • After 30 minutes, turn the heat up to 230°C and bake for another 10-15 minutes until the feta is golden brown. 

    • When the feta and tomatoes are done, remove from the oven. Remove ginger and immediately add garlic and basil. 

    • Stir everything together until the tomatoes, mandarin oranges and feta combine into a creamy sauce.

      Devein the mandarin oranges to ensure its sweetness.

    Making Asian Feta Cheese Bake


  2. Cook The Pasta

    • Cook the pasta according to the package directions. 

    • Save 1-2 cups of the pasta water, then drain well.



  3. Combine Pasta & The Asian Feta Bake

    • Stir in the drained pasta until well coated and creamy, adding in a bit of pasta water to loosen if too thick. 

    • Add sugar and mix to incorporate.

    • Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed.

    Combine Pasta & The Asian Feta Bake


Assemble & Serve!

  • Scoop a portion of pasta into a bowl and serve. Garnish with fresh basil.
Assemble & Serve!
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    Ingredients
    • Serves 4
      • 500 g cherry tomatoes 

      • 250 g mandarin oranges

      • 80 ml olive oil

      • 1 tsp salt

      • ½ tsp pepper

      • 150 g feta cheese 

      • 7 g ginger, whole, lightly crushed

      • 250 g fusilli pasta 

      • 2 cloves garlic, diced

      • 25 g fresh basil

      • 1 tsp sugar

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