Sunday, June 29, 2008
I love fresh mozzarella . . .
. . . but it doesn't keep very well (at least in my experience), so I'm always looking for new recipes that include fresh mozzarella. I'm practically addicted to [my version of] insalata caprese, so I have fresh mozzarella on hand almost all the time during spring and summer.
My insalata caprese is something like this:
2 parts grape tomatoes (sliced in half) to 1 part fresh mozzarella (cubed)
add fresh basil (chopped), if available - use basil from a tube (Gourmet Garden) if not
drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar
sprinkle with sea salt
There are a few shows on the Food Network I really like - Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa and Everyday Italian with Giada DeLaurentiis. The other recipe featured here is Giada's Crostini Alla Romana. I have to be honest: as much as I like Everyday Italian, I did not love this recipe. It had to do with the prosciutto - either I had bad prosciutto . . . or I should have roasted the prosciutto to get it crispy before using it in this recipe. I'm not exactly sure. I think I'll keep looking for another fresh mozzarella recipe I like as much as insalata caprese!