Sunday, February 15, 2009

20090215 Mozzarella with Crazy Gremolata

(SOURCE: Nigella Express by Nigella Lawson)

This starter is so fragrant and beautiful! Serves 6.

2 balls buffalo mozzarella
1 long red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
6 black olives, finely chopped
Zest of 1 unwaxed lemon
1/2 clove garlic, crushed
1/4 tsp salt
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped

1. Slice the mozzarella into 5mm thick rounds and arrange on a plate.
2. In a bowl mix the chopped chilli with the chopped olives, lemon zest and crushed garlic.
3. Tip in the salt, oil and parsley and stir together to make the gremolata.
4. Spoon the gremolata down the centers of your slices of mozzarella.

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