Thursday 23 March 2006

pep·per moz·za·rel·la bas·il

To continue the light yet tasty morsels we took on saturday night to eat before the jugged hare . . .

Sometimes you have an image in your head of how you want things to look, but are not sure what is going to be used to create it and other times you know what you want to use but you have no idea how put them together. This was a : got basil, got whole chargrilled peppers, got mozzarella - now what do I do?

I wanted to stuff the peppers, and although these were quite small they were more than a mouthful ; instead I tore them into strips. I sliced the fresh mozzarella into long chunks and separated the basil into leaves. All I needed to do then was to wrap a strip of pepper around a basil leaf and chunk of mozarella, securing with a toothpick as I went. I really didn't want to use the toothpicks, but it was otherwise going to become a nice tossed Insalata di Mozzarella, Peperoni Arrostiti e Basilico on the journey over - not exactly finger food.

I love little bites, I think they are one of the best ways to eat.


Anonymous said...

Love the site. Who is your photographer- can you cook AND take beautiful pictures?

Emma said...

Thanks! I take some photos and some are thanks to the lovely G.