Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Marinated Buffalo Mozzarella on Toast



Have you visited London's Ottolenghi? I haven't, but am dying to. Sister Anna just surprised us with Ottoltnghi's latest book, Plenty. I want to make everything, seriously. Maybe I should pull a Julie Powell and cook my way through it?

Ps. Favorites from their first book, simply titled Ottolenghi, include: Broad Bean Salad & Green Tahini on Bread, Oven Dried Tomatoes, Roasted Butternut Squash Humus w. Olive Oil Flatbread, and Cauliflower & Cumin Fritters w. Lime Yogurt.



Marinated Buffalo Mozzarella on Toast
The book suggests to serve the mozzarella with ripe tomatoes but since April in Rhode Island doesn't scream ripe tomatoes we made a pea puree (using frozen peas).

Marinade:
1/2 t fennel seeds
grated zest 1 lemon
15 basil leaves, shredded
2 t chopped oregano
1 t best quality extra virgin olive oil, plus extra to finish
2 t grapeseed oil
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/2 t salt
black pepper

Pea puree:
1 cup peas (defrosted...just run under warm water)
olive oil
salt & pepper
something creamy - parm, 1 T cream cheese, a dash or cream, whatever you have

8-9 oz buffalo mozzarella

toasted bread (for GF, simply use your favorite GF bread)

-To make marinade, toast fennel seeds over medium heat and dry roast until they begin to pop. Transfer to a mortar and pestle and crush roughly. Place the crushed seeds in a small bowl and add the remaining marinade ingredients.



-Break the mozzarella roughly with your hands. Smear it with the marinade and set aside for 15-30 minutes.

-Wizz peas etc. in food processor, taste and adjust to make the puree taste good to you.



-Toast bread, brush with olive oil. Layer with puree and mozzarella - ENJOY!

11 comments:

  1. YUM! I've been eyeing this book. I think you justified this purchase :)

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  2. It is so yummy and the book it totally worth it! Adrienne, I've been enjoying your site a lot lately, thank you!

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  3. Made this with dinner tonight, and it's pure deliciousness! Thanks for sharing, and please keep the yummy recipes coming. :)

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  4. Olivia I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

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  10. Delicious! I cannot wait to make this - I think I'll do a take on your recipe with the burrata I've got, using the same seasonings.

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