Marinated Mozzarella and Fig Slices
A mediterranean favourite.
5 ounces buffalo mozzarella, regular mozzarella or bocconcini
5-6 firm figs
6-8 mint leaves
salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons walnut oil
1 tablespoon sunflower oil
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
YIELD: Serves 5 - 6 persons
COURSE: Appetizers Tapas Meze
- Slice the cheese to about 1/8 inch thickness. Beat the marinade ingredients together in a bowl and season to taste. Coat the cheese slices in marinade, cover and cool for 2-8 hours.
- Just before serving, take the cheese out of the refrigerator. Trim both ends of the figs and slice each one in 3-4 round slices. Arrange the cheese and fig slices on a round platter.
- Dribble the marinade all over the slices and scatter the mint on top.