Saturday, February 07, 2009

Four Foods on Friday 65

Here are this week’s four questions. Check out the FFoF meme for yourself.
Let’s talk about foods that sound funny.

#1. What’s the funniest sounding food or ingredient you know of?
Maybe I'm immature, but I still chuckle when people order the "Pu Pu Platter"

#2. How do you pronounce “cavatelli”?
(cah)-(va)-(tel)-(lee)

#3. How do you pronounce “gnocchi”?
(know) (key)

#4. Share a recipe that calls for mozzarella cheese.
Mozzarella Salad
Ingredients
4 ears sweet corn, in the husk
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
Sea salt, to taste
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1/2 pound fresh mozzarella, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
2 ripe avocados, halved, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch cubes
1/2 pint grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup cooked black beans
10 large fresh basil leaves cut into thin strips
5 cups baby arugula, spinach or romaine lettuce for serving

Method
Preheat oven to 400°F. Soak corn in the sink or a bowl filled with cold water for 10 to 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare vinaigrette by whisking together oil, vinegar, mustard, garlic, chives, salt and pepper. Set aside.

Once corn has soaked, place on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Roast for 25 minutes, until kernels are tender. Cool to room temperature, then discard husks and silks. Cut the kernels off the cobs and put them in a large bowl. Add mozzarella, avocados, tomatoes, black beans and basil.

Drizzle the dressing over the salad. Toss gently to combine. Season with salt and pepper and serve over a bed of greens.

2 comments:

Karen said...

I am getting some really good salad recipes reading all the FFoF entries! This one sounds yummy.

clair said...

Compared to your salad, my salads are so unfancy LOL.