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Mozarella And???

perk Sep 27, 2011 12:57 AM

I just took a mozarella making class and came home with the fruit (or rather cheese) of my labor.
I'll certainly do a caprese salad tomorrow.....but I'd love some other suggestions of recipes. I've got about a pound of it. Thanks!

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    flashria RE: perk Sep 27, 2011 03:08 AM

    Wrap some thick slices in slices of Parma ham and shallow fry until it starts to ooze. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and serve with sliced avocado. Sounds like a good class, how did you make it? was it easy?

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      perk RE: flashria Sep 27, 2011 12:47 PM

      The class was fun....at a cheese shop in Santa Monica, CA. He provides the curds (some people make their own, but Andrew said it's too hard for most people to get the right kind of milk.) You basically cut the curds into chunks, cover that with salt and hot water. And then, when the water cools, repeat the process several times. Then you "work it" a little to get the water out....gently stretch it....and braid it. Then put it in an ice bath. It wasn't really hard....but I'll have to experiment a bit to see if it's worth
      it. You can buy really good mozarella here. It might be fun for a dinner party.
      I think he's going to post a video on his web site with instructions. Andrew's Cheese Shop in Santa Monica. Thanks for the ideas.

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      magiesmom RE: perk Sep 27, 2011 04:56 AM

      Toss some into pasta with a nice fresh tomato sauce, cut in small pieces so it melts.
      or mozzarella en carozza.

      1. Gio RE: perk Sep 27, 2011 05:23 AM

        Mozzarella makes great toasted cheese sandwiches. If you're feeling ambitious, place a slice between 2 slices of bread, dip it into a slightly beaten egg seasoned with salt and pepper, fry in a little butter till bread is golden and cheese is melted.

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          rizzo0904 RE: perk Sep 27, 2011 01:14 PM

          Our favorite restaurant makes fig pinwheels with it. No idea what is in the fig spread portion, but it's delicious. You could make some sandwiches with prosciutto, basil, and tomato. Homemade pizza.

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