Marinated Buffalo Mozzarella and Tomato

IMG_6607.JPGThese marinated tomatoes with buffalo mozzarella ask to be scooped onto a nice chunk of crusty bread and devoured.
And you’ll want to sop up the delicious leftover marinade with more bread. It’s also a fresh tasting starter or side dish. If you love tomatoes, like I do, you’ll love this recipe. The tomatoes simply shine and glisten. -bvox

Marinated Buffalo Mozzarella and Tomato
Source: Yotam Ottolenghi

1/2 tsp fennel seeds grated zest of 1 lemon
15 basil leaves, shredded
2 tsp chopped oregano
4 tsp best-quality extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra to finish
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/2 tsp Maldon sea salt, black pepper
8 to 9 oz. buffalo mozzarella cheese
2 ripe medium tomatoes

Step 1: To make the marinade. Scatter the fennel seeds in a small frying pan 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.

Step 2: Break the mozzarella roughly with your hands. Smear it with the marinade and set aside for 15-30 minutes.

Step 3: 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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2 thoughts on “Marinated Buffalo Mozzarella and Tomato

  1. Steph McVox September 1, 2014 at 8:59 am Reply

    I’ll have to get some buffalo mozzarella…the tomatoes are falling off my vines!

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