Thursday, August 13, 2009

Titina's Classic Family Recipe

Quick--before the summer is over--grab some fresh tomatoes and make a Caprese Salad. Capri Flavors Chef Titina has been making this Italian classic all her life. And why not. It was invented in her mother's restaurant kitchen on the island of Capri.
So simple, and yet so innovative in it's time, this delicious paring of sliced tomatoes, mozzarella and fresh basil is a cooking class favorite. You can dress it up or down, adapt it to pasta, pizza, bread or mushroom caps like the photo above. And it's a no-brainer. If you own a knife. a cutting board and can gather a few choice ingredients, you have the perfect summer time starter or light meal.
Here is Chef Titina's original recipe. Enjoy it quick...before summer is gone.

4 ripe tomatoes sliced
1 lb fresh mozzarella sliced
A small handful of chopped fresh basil
Salt, pepper and olive oil

Slice and layer tomatoes and mozzarella alternately. Top with basil, salt and pepper , then dress liberally with extra virgin olive oil. (To adapt to pasta or pizza, chop the ingredients and toss)

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