Monday, April 8, 2013

Serrano coated Pesto-Mozzarella filled with Dried Tomatoes on Rocket Salad with Pine Nuts - Just delicious...

Hey guys,

If you really want to show off with a delicious but healthy low-carb appetizer you should definitly try this recipe. Not only does it look impressive it also tastes delicate and transforms your dining room into a 3-Star restaurant (especially if you care for the right ambiance).
The Serrano ham and the mozzarella contain a lot of good proteins and the rest of the ingredients give your body lots of vitamins and fibres that it demands. Best thing is that even if it looks special it's pretty easy to prepare.

Ingredients (for 2 servings):




For the salad:
- 4 oz. (approx. 110g) rocket salad
- 1 oz. pine nuts
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
- salt and pepper to taste

For the mozzarella:
- 2 mozzarella balls
- 4 slices of Serrano ham (or another crude ham)
- 4 walnut halves
- some basil leaves
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 4 dried tomatoes (in oil)

Preperation:
Heat a pan and toast the pine nuts until they are fragrant and begin to brown without oil. Chop the dried tomatoes in small pieces. Cut a pocket into the mozzarella balls in which you fill the dried tomatoes. Put the basil, a dash of olive oil and the walnuts in a mortar and use the pestle to grind it. Slather the mozzarella with the basil pulp and wrap it with the Serrano ham. Now heat a pan with some olive oil in it and sauté the coated mozzarella shortly from all sides. Meanwhile wash the rocket salad and arrange it on 2 plates. For the salad dressing mix olive oil with balsamic vinegar and add salt and pepper to taste. Decorate the salad with dressing and toasted pine nuts. Eventually you just have to put the mozzarella on the salad and voilà...




 

Enjoy your meal!

Cheers,
Andi