Thursday, 3 September 2015

Marinated Buffalo Mozzarella with Tomatoes

This mozzarella dish was recommended to me by a friend and as I've been growing tomatoes I thought I'd try it and I have to say it's delicious. With lovely sun ripened tomatoes this dish is so so good.

Marinated Buffalo Mozzarella with Tomatoes (from Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi)
(Serves 4 as a starter)

250g buffalo mozzarella
2 ripe medium tomatoes

For the marinade:
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
grated zest 1 lemon
15 basil leaves, shredded
2 tsp chopped oregano
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp rapeseed oil
1 garlic clove, crushed
salt and pepper

Scatter the fennel seeds in a small frying pan and dry-roast until they begin to pop. Transfer to a pestle and mortar 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 mins.

To serve, cut the tomatoes into wedges and plate along with the marinated mozzarella. Drizzle with extra olive oil and serve.

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