Sunday, 5 February 2012

Smoked Chicken Caesar Salad Leaf Canapés With Parmigiano Reggiano Shavings

Impress your dinner guests with these mouth-watering smoked chicken Caesar canapés served with chicory leaves and Parmigiano Reggiano.

Whatever the occasion, these delicious canapés are perfect for an evening of entertaining and look lovely too! Simply prepare the dressing by whisking together the egg yolk, lemon juice, anchovies and garlic, drizzle into the chicory leaves and top with smoked chicken and plenty of delicious Parmigiano Reggiano shavings.

Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, known as ‘Parmesan’, is one of the world’s oldest and richest cheeses - still produced today as it was nine centuries ago. Totally natural - it’s the only cheese that has such an extensive maturation which improves the nutrition, aroma and taste. The use of raw milk and the richness of natural ingredients make this cheese a unique and superior product - It takes 16 litres of milk to produce one kilogram of cheese! The minimum maturation time for Parmigiano Reggiano cheese is 12 months, but only when it reaches approximately 24 months of age, is it at its best. As well as having fantastic nutritional qualities, it’s easy to digest and is high in calcium.

Parmigiano Reggiano cheese is a PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) product. PDOs are defined and protected by European Union law in order to defend the reputation of regional foods. This mark ensures that Parmigiano Reggiano cheese can only be produced in designated areas of Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, Bologna to the west of the Reno River and Mantua to the east of the Po River.

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