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Mediterraneo & Academy Award Winning Appetizer Recipe

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One of my favorite quotes from the Oscar winning film of the past (Mediterraneo) about a group of  Italian soldiers stranded on a beautiful Greek isle during World War II….

“Life isn’t enough. One life isn’t enough for me. There aren’t enough days. Too many things to do, too many ideas. Every sunset upsets me because another day has gone by”.

So another day and weekend has gone by..but not without trying some new food experiences.. a great recipe for an Oscar viewing party,for those of us observing the Awards from afar…

Tomato & Mozzarella Appetizer

(excerpted from the Gourmand World Award Winning Book- The Basic Art of Italian Cooking-Holidays & Special Occasions-2nd edition)

*1/2 lb mozzarella di buffalo

*1/4 cup finely chopped almonds

*1 tablespoon chopped pinoli nuts

*1 egg

* 1 salad tomato

*1 garlic clove

* fresh rosemary sprigs

*1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar glaze

*olive oil (for frying)

Slice mozzarella into slices (approximately 1/2 “ thick). Beat whole egg in bowl. Place chopped pinoli and almonds on a flat plate. Heat some oil in saute pan.

Dip mozzarella slices first into beaten egg, then coat with chopped nuts. Place garlic clove, sprig of rosemary into oil, then fry dipped mozzarella slices till golden brown.

Slice tomato and place in serving dish, top each slice of tomato with a slice of fried mozzarella, drizzle balsamic glaze on top, serve as appetizer.


Get more recipes in the Goumand World Award Winning Book- The Basic Art of Italian Cooking: Holidays & Special Occasions-2nd edition here or in ebook version exclusively on kindle

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