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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Marinated Mozzarella

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This is another fridge staple here at home. I like to buy bocconcini in water and make a quick herb-infused oil-based marinate for it.  It keeps well in the fridge and the flavours improve with time, although these little mozzarella balls never lasts too long in our fridge. The herbs I use are normally oregano and thyme because I always have them at home. Often when I have guests over, this is what I serve as a quick appetizer. Be sure to have a good, crusty bread to soak up some of the oil.

 

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Marinated Mozzarella Recipe:

1 container (8oz) of bocconcini (small mozzarella balls)

1/4 cup of extra-virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped

1 teaspoon fresh oregano, chopped

1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes

zest of 1 small lemon

1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt

Drain the mozzarella balls. Mix all ingredients well in a jar and refrigerate overnight. Move them around from time to time so the oil covers all pieces of cheese. Remove from the fridge 30 minutes before you serve it.

Enjoy it!

12 comments:

Happy cook said...

I am sure going to try this.

Dana said...

I love things like this - simple but people go nuts over them. I'd love to toss those into some pasta. Yum!

Kevin said...

I really like the sound of marinated mozzarella!

Deseree said...

I am crazy for mozzarella so this sounds delicious! They wouldnt last long in my fridge either. :)

{lovely little things} said...

Yum!!!

Tien said...

I make my own mozzarella so I will make them smaller and try your recipe...Thanks for sharing. -Tien

Anonymous said...

I ATE THIS AND 25 MINUTES LATER I HAD MASS DHIARREA

Rita said...

@ Anonynous - sorry to hear that, be sure to check the due date on the cheese and practice good higene while handleling food. I make this dish often and never had a problem. Are you lactose intolerant perhaps? Stay safe!

the little cabbages said...

Oh man, I'm doing this next time I go to the grocery.

Alejandra said...

I love to do this too! It's delicious and just a great snack.

Anonymous said...

You gave me the SCOOTS too!!!!

Anonymous said...

lol anon is obviously a troll...I'm making this tonight, excited!

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