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Cool things to put in a mozza-roll?

linguafood Oct 26, 2009 02:52 PM

Hey. Not sure if you're familiar with the Belgioioso (sp.?) fresh mozzarella 'sheet' that you can roll up with all kinds of stuff -- the ones I am familiar with are parm, arugula, and a drizzle of olive oil, or chopeed roasted tomatoes and basil... the latter one being fairly obvious.

I was wondering if anyone had experimented with more interesting combos. I've thought of nuts, or something crunchy -- or just to have some great contrasting/complementing flavors...

What say you, fellow 'hounds?

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  1. linguafood RE: linguafood Oct 27, 2009 08:55 AM

    OK, seriously? Not one nifty, tasty suggestion anyone can come up with? It's a sad, sad day on CH, then.

    I ended up rolling up the log with roasted & sliced bell pepper, roasted tomatoes, fresh basil, and Turkish spiced and cured beef.

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      JEN10 RE: linguafood Oct 27, 2009 09:07 AM

      toatsted pine nuts, dried fruit diced (figs, apricots, raisins). By the way where did you find the chesse like that?

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        linguafood RE: JEN10 Oct 27, 2009 09:18 AM

        Wegmans sells it along with the 'regular' fresh Belgioioso mozza. It's great & an easy appetizer.

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          JEN10 RE: linguafood Oct 27, 2009 11:39 AM

          I hope I can find it hear in So California. Some nice ideas here, you could even add some prociutto with the nuts and fruit. If I can find it, I am going to make it for Christmas Eve.

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      weezycom RE: linguafood Oct 27, 2009 09:22 AM

      brush it with stone ground mustard, crumbled cooked bacon or a nice, thinly-sliced salty ham, fresh chopped parsley, and roll around a fat spear of steamed asparagus.

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        love2cookmb RE: linguafood Oct 27, 2009 09:28 AM

        I just saw an advertisement for this in La Cucina Italiana Magazine. I think it's a great concept. I hope I can find it in Stop and Shop or Fairway this weekend. I would use any type of Italian pork product like prosciutto, pancetta, salami (thinly sliced) any kind of green you like, basil, arugula, etc, maybe some roasted peppers. Or how about pesto and prosciutto. Olive tapenade?

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          MaryDC RE: love2cookmb Oct 27, 2009 11:33 AM

          I also got this at Wegman's and tried it with tapenade. It was delicious!

        2. shaogo RE: linguafood Oct 27, 2009 11:51 AM

          I haven't looked in my local supermarkets, but I've seen the BelGioso cheese sheets at Restaurant Depot, for commercial use. What a great, creative, attractive idea!

          I use lots of prosciutto. I'd make a 1/8" dice of the prosciutto, and saute in a little olive oil with basil, marjoram, a smidge of garlic and black pepper. When it's cooled to room temp, I'd add a dice of peeled, seeded tomato to make a "relish" with the cooked proscutto. Spread on the cheese and roll.

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            linguafood RE: shaogo Oct 27, 2009 12:40 PM

            That sounds delicious, shaogo. I do see a common theme here, tho: cold cut, tomato/peppers/olives.

            I'm wondering if there are some crazier things one could put in there, but which would work. Hmmmm. Must think.

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