Recipes really don’t get any easier than this. There is no cooking involved. Simply cut up all ingredients and place in a jar. That is it. There are tons of different things you can do with this mozzarella. Lets start with the obvious. Eat it straight from the jar. Obviously nothing wrong with that. You could take it one step further and serve it with crackers. Or toasted crostini. We made a big batch of this and starting by just eating it plain. Then a few days later I was making pasta with pesto sauce for dinner. I usually crumble some goat cheese on top. But when I saw this jar of marinated mozzarella in the refrigerator my plans immediately changed. So flipping delicious. I don’t know what my deal was that night. Maybe I was really hungry? Or maybe I was just glad to have good pesto after my last batch was horrible. But anyway, this was like the best meal ever. I kept asking Cliff, is it me or is this like super good tonight? And he agreed, it was super good.
In addition to putting it in pasta you could make a really nice antipasto tray with it. We are invited to a Christmas party this weekend. Cliff’s friend invites Santa to his house so that all that kids can sit on his lap and let Santa know what they would like for Christmas. Winnie was definitely not into Santa last year so I do not have high hopes for this year. But I don’t care. In addition to meeting Santa there will also be lots of appetizers and desserts. Yum! I couldn’t decide what to bring but I finally settled on an antipasto tray. Again, it requires no cooking. I don’t have to worry about reheating it once we get to the party and there is a variety of items to please just about everyone. I plan to include prosciutto, soppressata, marinated mozzarella, provolone, good bread, and some stuffed olives. This really is the perfect recipe. Easy to make and can be used in a variety of ways. This has definitely become a refrigerator staple!
- 24 ounces fresh mozzarella
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
- 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
- 2 tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2 cups olive oil
- Cut the mozzarella into bite sized cubes.
- Combine all ingredients in a 1 quart mason jar.
- Place in refrigerator and allow to marinate overnight.
- Remove from refrigerator at between 15 minutes and 1 hour before serving.
- Serve with bread, crackers, pasta, or plain.