Grilled Flat Bread with Pear, Feta, and Arugula for #HotSummerEats

One of our favorite little restaurants in Tulsa is Lucky’s.   Lucky’s has the best cocktails and some of the most delicious appetizers.   In fact, I can count on one hand the number of times we have actually had a full dinner at Lucky’s .  Mostly, we sit at the bar, watch handcrafted cocktails being made and order the Grilled Flat Bread w/Crispy Sage, Figs, Goat Cheese and Pear, Drizzled with White Truffle Oil.

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For #HotSummerEats, organized by Camilla at Culinary Adventures, I wanted to see if I could recreate some semblance of Lucky’s Flat Bread.  I also wanted to highlight Not Ketchup’s Spiced Fig. (See #HotSummerEats for more details on the giveaway and the sponsors.)

spiced fig

Not Ketchup is a sponsor and provided me with my choice of flavor. I had this flat bread in mind from my first taste of the Spiced Fig variety.

 

First, you have to make the flat bread.

Flat Bread Recipe

1/2 c. warm water
1 1/4 t.  yeast
1/8 c. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 t. finr sea salt
1 1/2 to 2 c. flour

Combine water and yeast and stir to dissolve yeast.   In a bowl of a stand mixer, add yeast mixture, olive oil, salt and 1 cup of flour.   Using the dough hook to mix, knead until the dough is smooth and elastic.   Add up to 1 cup more flour if needed. Place dough in an oiled bowl and let rise until doubled.

Roll out thin and prick dough with a fork before grilling.

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As the bread rises, assemble your other ingredients for the toppings.

Grilled Flat Bread with Pear, Feta, and Arugula

Olive oil (to brush grill)
1 flat bread (See recipe above.)
2-3 T. Not Ketchup Spiced Fig dipping sauce
1 Bosch pear, sliced thin
4 oz. crumbled feta
fresh ground pepper (optional)
a handful of arugula

Preheat grill to 400 F. (or gas grill on medium high).   Brush grill with olive oil.

Place flat bread dough on the grill.  (Make sure that you have pricked the dough so air bubbles don’t form.)   Place on grill for 1-2 minutes or until grill marks form and it is easy to flip.  Oil the top side of the bread before flipping.  Flip and quickly spread on the Ketchup Spiced Fig dipping sauce, arrange pears, and sprinkle on feta.    Sprinkle with fresh ground pepper if desired. Close grill lid.  Cook for another 1-2 minutes or until cheese softens.

Remove and garnish with arugula.

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So, this recipe was good; in fact, it was delicious.   To qualify though, it isn’t like Lucky’s.  We were definitely missing the truffle oil.   That’s okay, though.   It will keep us coming back to experience the real thing.

We do have a new favorite recipe for summer grilling and #HotSummerEats though!

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A special thanks to Not Ketchup for sponsoring #HotSummerEats.  For my other recipes that highlight Not Ketchup products, click on the following:

To win some Not Ketchup goodness and many other prizes, please enter THE GIVEAWAY.

Click here to enter (from my previous post).   You won’t believe all the cool freebies!

Disclaimer – Thank you to #HotSummerEats sponsors BenBella Vegan, Caribeque, Casabella, Gourmet Garden, Intensity Academy, Not Ketchup, Out of the Weeds. Pirate Jonny’s, Quirk Books, Spicely Organics, T.Lish , and Voodoo Cheffor providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for#HotSummerEats without additional compensation.All opinions are my own.   Stay tuned for more summer-inspired recipes.


 

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