Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Insalata Caprese (Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Salad)
Portion: Serves 4-6
4 very ripe medium beefsteak tomatoes
16 oz fresh mozzarella or bocconcini
2 tbsp roughly chopped fresh basil leaves
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Cut tomatoes and mozzarella into 1/4 inch thick slices
Layer tomatoes and mozzarella alternately on a platter.. Sprinkle basil, salt and pepper on top. Drizzle the oil over the platter and allow the flavour to meld for 5 to 10 minutes. Serve immediately.
Fresh mozzarella is sold soaked in water/brine. It is available in large supermarket at the fresh cheese or deli department.