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Sunday, April 30, 2006

Tomato Mozzarella Breadsticks

For someone who grew up loving Paneer, fresh mozarella cheese was a revelation. Fresh mozarella is usually sold in little boxes as mounds of white cheese swimming in lightly salted water.
With Italian food, an assemby of a few simple ingredients can result in something that looks and tastes exotic. Here is my recipe for Tomato mozarella garlic toast which I put together one day and I'm pretty sure I will do it again.

Ingredients:

1 Roma tomato
1 mound of fresh Mozzarella cheese ( this is different from the sliced or shredded mozzarella)
1 length of frozen garlic bread
1 tablespoon olive oil and dried Italian seasoning



Procedure:
In a small bowl, mix the olive oil and italian seasoning.
Pre-heat the oven and toast the frozen bread as per the instructions on the packet till it is half cooked. Remove from the oven. Place the tomato and mozzarella slices on the bread alternatively. Drizzle the seasoned olive oil over the tomatoes and cheese. Sprinkle salt and pepper.
Return the bread to the oven and continue to toast for 5-7 minuted or till the cheese just begins to melt.
Your cheese breadsticks are ready to serve hot.



Variations:
Before serving, you can also drizzle a bit of balsamic vinegar over the bread. Another good option is to place some fresh basil leaves on the toast.
To serve the above as a pizza breadsticks, spread some pizza sauce on the bread before placing the tomatoes and mozarella. Top with red chilli flakes and serve hot and melting.

Tomatometer:
Roma tomato is usually smaller and firmer than regular tomatoes. It is a good idea to use these for any baking dishes since they are frm and do not disintegrate easily and they are as tasty as regular tomatoes.

3 Comments:

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    By Blogger Vidya_Iyer, at 10:42 PM  

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