Mozzarella Sfiziosa
Marinated Mozzarella Balls

About This Recipe

Are you looking for a delicious cheese recipe with a difference? If you are, you’ve found it! Here’s my marinated mozzarella balls for you to enjoy.

When you think of Italian cheese, two come to mind immediately – mozzarella and Parmesan. This recipe puts mozzarella front and centre with two different marinades that are guaranteed to impress!

TwitterFacebook

2

Serves

16

Ingredients

Cheese

Main Ingredient

Side Dishes, Meat-Free Recipes

Type

Ingredients

  • 2 Buffalo Mozzarella Balls, drained
  • Marinated Artichokes
  • Marinated Vegetables
  • Caper Berries
  • Italian Cured Meats
  • Toasted Ciabatta Bread, to serve

Marinade 1

  • ½ Large Red Chilli, deseeded
  • Small Bunch Fresh Parsley
  • Small Bunch Fresh Mint
  • 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt, to taste

Marinade 2

  • ½ Small Garlic Clove, peeled
  • 1 Teaspoon Fresh Thyme Leaves
  • ½ Teaspoon Fresh Oregano
  • ½ Zest of Unwaxed Lemon
  • 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Weight Converter

Feast your eyes on the finest marinated mozzarella balls! It’s straightforward and fun to make this great dish. Simply follow the instructions below and get the perfect result.

Step By Step

First make Marinade 1. Finely chop the chilli, parsley and mint. Place in a bowl and add the olive oil. Season with salt.

To make Marinade 2, place the garlic, thyme and oregano in a mortar, add a pinch of salt and use the pestle to grind them into a paste. Add the lemon zest and olive oil along with a little black pepper. Mix together and set to one side.

Place the drained mozzarella balls on a board or platter and cut a cross in the top of each one. Drizzle one with the chilli marinade and the other with the garlic marinade.

Serve the marinated mozzarella alongside the other antipasti ingredients, or just have them on their own with toasted bread and tomatoes.

Once you’re done, simply sit back and enjoy your marinated mozzarella balls and don’t forget to check out other great authentic Italian recipes including great antipasti recipes, Italian pasta recipes, Italian soup recipes, Italian beef dishes and authentic pizza recipes.

Next Recipe

Leek, Potato And Rocket Soup

View Recipe

Discuss This Recipe

More RecipesGet Inspired

Pollo Al Limone, Miele E RosmarinoLemon Chicken With Honey & Rosemary

Rosemary and lemon give this simple chicken dish a real taste of the Mediterranean; it is zingy and flavoursome but really child-friendly, so it makes a great midweek family meal. Perfect in summer with a big salad, or try it in winter for a serious vitamin C kick to beat the bugs.

4

Serves

9

Ingredients

Chicken

Main Ingredient
View Recipe

COPPETTE DI FRAGOLE, MASCARPONE E LIMONCELLOStrawberry & Mascarpone Tarts with Limoncello

For me, limoncello is the scent and flavour of home. Traditionally, this citrus liqueur is made from the best lemons in the world – Sorrento lemons. In Italy it is a hugely popular drink, with many people in the south making their own version. It’s really strong, about 40% proof, so you only need a small amount. Here, limoncello is mixed with creamy Italian cheeses and fresh seasonal strawberries...

4

Serves

10

Ingredients

Strawberries

Main Ingredient
View Recipe

Linguine ai Gamberi e RucolaPasta Ribbons with Prawns and Rocket

This is one of my signature dishes, created in the summer of 2003 on the island of Sardinia where my family and I were enjoying our holiday in our house on the beach. Make sure that you serve this dish as soon as you combine the pasta and the sauce. You can substitute the prawns for scallops.

4

Serves

10

Ingredients

Seafood

Main Ingredient
View Recipe

Bruschette con crema d’avocadoAvocado & Smoked Paprika Bruchette

Believe it or not, I tasted my first avocado when I came to England and, contrary to the popularity of ‘tricolore salad’ in Britain, in Italy, this dish just doesn’t exist. On its own, avocado can often be bland but it’s fantastic in salads or with a spicy dish. I wanted to create a recipe with this fruit, as it has an extremely high nutritional value and helps provide many general health benefits....

4

Serves

6

Ingredients
View Recipe

Pasta e fagioliHearty Bean Stew with Pasta

This is a fantastic recipe for when you need a ‘quick-fix’ supper – most of the ingredients are dried or tinned, so it’s likely you’ll have them in your storecupboard, and very little chopping or other preparation is required. Beans and chickpeas are an inexpensive, low-fat source of protein, fibre and vitamins, so this dish is both healthy and economical. For vegetarians, simply omit the...

4

Serves

13

Ingredients
View Recipe

Avocado Grigliato Ripieno di Pomodori, Cipollotti, Olive e CapperiGrilled Avocado Stuffed With Tomatoes, Spring Onions, Olives & Capers

This dish is rather retro and I used to make it when I first came to London as a teenager. Make sure that the avocados are perfectly ripe and don’t use buffalo mozzarella, as it will release too much milk during cooking. Grilling the avocado makes it softer and more velvety, but don’t overcook or it will turn mushy. Serve with your favourite salad leaves.

4

Serves

14

Ingredients

Vegetables

Main Ingredient
View Recipe