Monday, August 11, 2008

Bocconcini & Tomato Pasta

Time to experiment with a new cheese!

Bocconcini is basically balls of young mozarella cheese soaked in water. Its not only yummy, its also a great source of calcium and iron. Its great to use in salads and even on pizza so just drain away the water and you're ready to go!

In this recipe (which I got from, I used bambini (baby) bocconcini which is half the size of the usual.

Bocconcini & Tomato Pasta

1 tub of baby bocconcini (220g) - halved
1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
Extra Virgin olive oil
1 punnet of cherry or grape tomatoes
1 garlic clove (finely chopped)
1 teaspoon sugar
350g short pasta
Some basil leaves

1. Boil pasta.

2. While pasta is cooking, place the bocconcini in a large bowl with chilli flakes. Season to taste with salt and pepper and mix well.

3. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add tomotoes and garlic. Season with salt and pepper.

4. Add sugar to the tomatoes and garlic and cook stirring until the tomatoes begin to wilt. Remove from fire and add tomatoes and garlic to the bocconcini.

5. By now your pasta should be done so add the pasta to the bocconcini and tomato mixture. Mix well.

6. Tear up some basil leaves (don't be stingy, basil gives the dish a very fresh crisp flavour and its really yummy) and toss well.


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1 comment:

noelbynature said...

I thought I read this as brocolli. =_= For a moment, I thought this was something I could do here - then I saw the buffalo mozarella and my dinner plans went down the drain. The cheese selection in Penanhg is pathetic!