Potted Stilton

Merrilees Parker's easy no-fuss recipe serves as an elegant starter, a delicious snack or fast and funky party food
By Merrilees Parker
Potted Stilton
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes for toast
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

For the potted Stilton

  • 50 g unsalted butter, softened
  • 200 g stilton cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tbsp port
  • 1 tbsp green peppercorns
  • 4 leaves parsley
  • 2 tbsp clarified butter
  • freshly ground salt and black pepper

To serve

  • toasted rye or sourdough bread
  • mixed salad leaves

Method

1. Mash the butter and Stilton together with a fork.

2. Add the port and peppercorns and mash until thoroughly combined. Season with black pepper and a touch of salt.

3. Spoon into 4 ramekins and push down to create a smooth surface. Push a parsley leaf into the top of each one and then cover with clarified butter. Refrigerate until ready to use.

4. Remove the pots from the fridge and leave for 20 minutes to reach room temperature. Serve with the toasted bread and mixed leaves.

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