Sunday, July 11, 2010

Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes With Boccaccini Salad

I love summer, we are now starting to see good fresh produce, and the street markets are open so you can even get some of the local gems.  I recently scored some heirloom cherry tomatoes (silly me didn't take a snap... sorry :( ).  I headed to Spinnelli's (AKA the Italian Centre) and scored a fresh large boccaccini, some fresh basil and made me one yummy salad.

  • 1 basket of heirloom cherry tomatoes (250 g)
  • 1 large boccaccini (250 g) 
  • 6 basil leaves 
  • your best EVO 
  • good balsamic vinegar 
  • sea salt and pepper to taste 
  • a good baguette 
Quarter the tomatoes and give them a good dash of salt and pepper. Slice the boccaccini into 1/2 cm thick slices and season with S&P.  Chiffonade the basil, and toss everything in a bowl.  Add a tablespoon of your best extra virgin olive oil, and a drizzle of good balsamic, give everything a good toss.  Taste and adjust seasoning for your preferences.

I lay the slices of boccaccini on the plate, put a nice heap of the tomatoes on each slice.  Pour some of the residual juices on top of each pile, so you can mop them up with a piece of baguette.  A glass of a light fruity red, and life is good.  (I will make this again and snap a pic.)

More Later....

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