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Fresh mozzarella with anchovies and truffle oil

Rowena Dumlao-Giardina resides in Italy, cooking and photographing her family's interesting meals on Apron and Sneakers. After moving to Italy in 1999 from the Philippines, she has traveled extensively around the country and the rest of ...

Simple but stunning

Looking for an easy but impressive appetizer? Simply dressed fresh mozzarella is a perfect pre-dinner bite.

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Simple but stunning

Looking for an easy but impressive appetizer? Simply dressed fresh mozzarella is a perfect pre-dinner bite.

mozzarella with anchovies and truffle oil

Sometimes simple is best. When your ingredients are fresh and flavorful, you don't need to overdress a dish. This simple appetizer is sure to impress your dinner guests with creamy fresh mozzarella, salty anchovies and decadent truffle oil.

Fresh mozzarella with anchovies and truffle oil recipe

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 4 fresh mozzarella balls (like ciliegine)
  • Truffle oil
  • Preserved black truffles, chopped (optional)
  • 8 fillets of anchovies
  • 8 thick slices tomato
  • 8 fresh basil leaves
  • Arugula, chopped coarsely or left whole

Directions:

  1. Slice mozzarella balls in half.
  2. Scatter arugula on a plate. Place mozzarella on top of arugula. Top with truffles, if using. Drizzle with truffle oil, then place a slice of tomato, a basil leaf and a fillet of anchovy on top of the mozzarella. Drizzle with more truffle oil.

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