Stuffed Tomato Cheese Balls is the deconstructed name and recipe for the Queen of Summer Salads- Caprese! Hang on! Before you think this is some fancy-pants-y recipe, just read on. This simple salad is called an Italian summer-time wedding by the New York Times and rightly so.
I was watching an episode of Top Chef the other day and the task was to deconstruct a dish. I was wondering what that is and discovered it is the process of taking the ingredients of a dish apart and putting them back together in the same form or different, in the same or different quantities. That made me realize, Huh?! I do this with almost every meal! You increase or decrease the quantity as per your requirements right? Then, you just deconstructed a dish and aced through the task on Top Chef!
Alright, with this recipe I have done a little more than just modifying quantities. I took the components of a Caprese salad (Just simply tossed with each other), namely, tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, salt, basil and pepper. Then, I mixed all the ingredients (except tomatoes) and stuffed them into the tomatoes.
So, far, nothing very different right? Now coat them with bread crumbs and fry them. Voila! Cheese balls? Stuffed tomato? Stuffed tomato cheese balls? Or just Deconstructed caprese? A rose called by any other name smells just as sweet. Caprese in the form of Stuffed tomato cheese balls just tastes as great. Probably even better!
- Serve them as is with a drizzle of balsamic reduction on top (I gobbled them up this way)
- Toss them into a bed of greens. Spinach, aragula, lettuce. Your summer meal will rock!
- The best idea I think. Yet to try this one but I know this will be the best! Toss them into a plate of sphagetti marinara (in place of the meat balls)? Wow! Right?
Just one more thing before I move onto giving you guys the amazing recipe. Er. Um. (Clearing throat :P) This is my 99th recipe! Yay! Next up is my 100th recipe and a Giveaway. Look out guys. A small gesture to thank all of you for your support.
For now, the recipe for
Stuffed Tomato Cheese Balls