The first time I tasted fresh mozzarella was in Rome, Italy years ago. However, it was buffalo mozzarella that was served. I’ve heard you can purchase buffalo mozzarella in larger cities but here in the Heartland, I just buy regular fresh mozzarella. (from cow’s milk)
Last evening, our son Curt and his family invited us for dinner. My contribution was a Tomato, Basil and Fresh Mozzarella salad.
This is simply red and yellow tomato slices, layered with slices of fresh mozzarella and drizzled with Cream of Balsamic with fresh basil snipped and sprinkled on top. (of course salt and freshly ground pepper)
I recently discovered a new food product that we are crazy about… Cream of Balsamic made by Isola. This is a product of Italy, but you can order from this source. http://www.isolaimports.com/ I found it while perusing an Italian eatery/bakery/grocery store on a recent trip to Wisconsin. I drizzle it on our salad greens, in place of dressing. It is wonderful on fresh tomatoes and it also adds a pretty touch drizzled around a plate of food. This is a quote from their web-site. “imagine what these Cream of Balsamic reductions will do for your cheese tray, salad, fruit plate, ice cream and desserts or your favorite meat or fish that has marinated in one of our creams. The perfect balance between sweet and tart, Isola Creams of Balsamic are the first All Natural creams with No Caramel in the U.S.”
Our dinner of marinated grilled chicken breasts, corn on the cob, steamed zucchini and mashed potatoes with gravy, was scrumptious as you can probably see… We will accept dinner invites anytime!