I bought some fresh mozzarella the other week but completely forgot about it. So when I remembered that I had it in the fridge, I looked around for recipes that use mozzarella and sun-dried tomatoes (which I still have in the fridge as well) and found this. It looked really simple and I had all of the ingredients, so yay! Unfortunately, once I opened the pack of mozzarella, I discovered that it had gone bad and I had to make alternate plans. But the recipe was still buzzing around in my mind, so a couple of days later, I went and got another pack of mozzarella from the supermarket. So here we go. =)
What you need:
100g pasta, of your choice
40g fresh mozzarella
5 sundried tomatoes in oil, drained
Handful of fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt and black pepper, for seasoning
What you do:
- Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Add in the pasta and cool until al dente, around 10 minutes, then drain and allow to cool.
- Meanwhile, roughly chop the mozzarella and sun-dried tomatoes.
- In a bowl, mix together the mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes, basil and olive oil.
- Toss the mozzarella mixture with the cooled pasta and mix well, seasoning with salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Serve.
This is very very similar to a recent recipe I posted, pasta with sundried tomatoes and feta cheese. It's just a change of cheese, really. When it comes to cheese, mozzarella is not a favourite of mine except on pizzas, maybe. It's a bit... bland, to me. I suppose with anything, the fresher it is, the better it will taste. I probably haven't found the right mozzarella yet, maybe. I definitely prefer the feta cheese version better. Or maybe Cheddar! Mmmmmm! <3
But anyways, this is a super easy recipe, and easy enough to substitute and add what you like, I suppose. It definitely needs some meat in there. I had it with some spicy chicken wings from Chicken Cottage. Those are soooo delicious! I was getting a bit bored of them, but then, they changed the recipe a little, I think. There's some sort of... spice powder in there, or something. Some masala mix, maybe. And it's delicious! At least for me.
Anyways, I got a bit sidetracked. I wasn't too impressed with this dish. It was okay, but nothing too special. Looks gorgeous though. Oh well, maybe I'll have better luck next time. =)
Quote of the day: The difference of a single day is perceptible. Vegetables can only be tasted in perfection, gathered the same day.