Friday, September 6, 2013

Simple and beautiful

Does eating (or life) get any better than this ? Simplicity meets flavour perfection and summer!

This is not so much a recipe as a reminder of how amazing a caprese salad can be. But. There are so many variations of this classic out there that defiantly not is worth my attention. There is a lovely quote by Nigella Lawson along the lines of "the thought of wasting a meal on something I don't want to eat is to horrible for me to even consider". This can sometimes be the case for this dish. Sour tomatoes and rubbery mozzarella.

My version is slightly better.

For 2:

Carefully split a dozen or so of cherry tomatoes. Good ones. Put them on a beautiful plate (Important) and gently pull a part 3-4 pieces of buffalo mozzarella (the better the cheese, the better the dish). Add beautiful leafs of fresh fragrant basil. Sprinkle with your best olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sea salt (Fleur du Sel is yummy) and freshly grounded black pepper. If you made it all with love it will be one of the nicest things you'll eat all summer.

Kitchen greetings