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Mediterranean Fondue

Difficulty Level: Easy
Not Spicy
4-6 persons
La Fondue Méditerranéenne
Want to travel on a budget? You don't have to pack your bags to visit the sunny flavours of The Mediterranean Fondue! Its beef-based broth enhanced with tomatoes, pesto, red wine and a variety of herbs will give you the impression of taking a trip through the countries bordering the Middle Sea. With its richly aromatic taste and our suggestions of fresh, gourmet toppings, we guarantee you'll enjoy every bite!
La Fondue Méditerranéenne
  • Ingredients

    For the broth : 

    15 ml (1 tbsp.) olive oil

    2 onions, chopped

    30 ml (2 tbsp. tablespoons) chopped garlic

    796-mL can diced tomatoes

    3 sprigs fresh thyme

    1 sprig fresh rosemary

    1 bay leaf

    250 mL (1 cup) red wine

    60 mL (1/4 cup) basil pesto

    3 liters (12 cups) beef broth

    Salt and pepper to taste

    For the sauce :

    250 mL (1 cup) mayonnaise

    125 mL (1/2 cup) grated Parmesan cheese

    30 mL (2 tablespoons) chopped fresh parsley

    15 mL (1 tablespoon) chopped fresh basil

    15 ml (1 tbsp.) chopped fresh chives

    Some chili flakes (optional)

    Salt and pepper to taste

    For the bundles :

    225 g (1/2 lb) sliced beef fondue

    18 mini-bocconcinis

    Suggested garnishes:

    Corn on the cob slices

    Broccoli florets

    Zucchini ribbons

    Coffee mushrooms

    Asparagus slices

    Cherry tomatoes

    Prosciutto or Parma ham slices

    Unbaked meat tortellini

    Cooked mild Italian sausage rounds

  • Preparation

    1. Combine sauce ingredients in a bowl. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
    2. Place a mini-bocconcini in the center of each slice of beef. Close to form a bundle and hold closed with toothpicks.
    3. In a saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Cook onions and garlic for 1 to 2 minutes.
    4. Add tomatoes, herbs, red wine, pesto and broth. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then simmer over medium heat for 20 to 25 minutes, until about a quarter of the mixture has evaporated.
    5. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
    6. If desired, strain broth through a sieve.
    7. Pour the required amount of broth into the Fondussimo ÉVOLUTION. Reserve remaining broth. Use according to manufacturer's instructions. Serve with bundles, sauce and suggested garnishes.