Tuesday, August 29, 2006

TGITuesday! a recipe is in order...

Tuesday is gathering day..and every Tueasday is recipe day for me.. so today will be my first tuesday of recipies here ;) ok.. I hope I didn't lose you with that comment. anyways, since it's my first, it should be special.. and what's more special than a recipe by the British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. I'm a big fan of the naked chef.. his recipies are exquisite.. his TV shows include...Oliver's Twist, Jamie's School Dinners, Jamie's Great Italian Escape, Naked Chef and Jamie's Kitchen.

Since this is a start.. the recipe I picked for today is a starter.. taken from the Jamie Oliver official website
Grilled Marinated Mozzarella - serves 4

1 loaf of ciabatta bread - could be found at the sultan center or any bakery
8 thinly sliced turkey bacon
zest of 2 lemons
4 large buffalo mozzarella cheeses
8 sticks of fresh rosemary
1 clove of garlic
extra virgin olive oil
3 handfuls of mixed fresh herbs (chives, mint, basil, parsley)

for the dressing
1 good handful of nice black olives, stones removed
1 fresh red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
5 tablespoons lemon juice
5 tablespoons extra virgin
olive oil
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Remove the crusts from the ciabatta and tear up into rough 2.5cm/ 1 inch pieces. Mix it in a bowl with the bacon and lemon zest. Divide each mozzarella into 8 similar-sized pieces and add to the bowl. Keeping the leaf tips on the rosemary sticks, remove the lower leaves and then smash these up in a pestle and mortar with the garlic. Stir in 8 tablespoons of olive oil, then pour this mixture over the bread, cheese and bacon. Marinate for anything from 15 minutes to an hour.
Thread your mozzarella and bread on to your rosemary sticks, weaving the bacon in and around. Line up the kebabs on a wire rack and place under the grill on a very high heat until the bread and bacon are golden and crisp and the mozzarella is nice and gooey. While this is grilling make sure you keep an eye on it, as it can turn into a charred kebab very quickly. To make the dressing, chop up the olives and mix with the chilli, 5 tablespoons of the lemon juice and the same of olive oil. Season to taste.

To serve the kebabs, dress the herbs with half of the olive dressing right at the last minute so the leaves stay nice and fresh, then use the other half of the dressing drizzled over the kebabs.


nono said...

waaaaw , he is my favorite chef... and i bought all his book from hong kong last december , his recipe for the chocolate pudding is somthing unusual and delecious and very easy to make with simple ingredients .
try it u will love it

Entrepreneur said...

cook for me ! :)


3abeer said...

Qanda Q8ia,

I know, he's amazing. I will try the chocolate pudding.. I'm a chocoholic :)


is that an order? :P

I didn't hear the magic word..!

Fuchsia Spunk said...

I only watch him cuz I think he's hott.
Too bad he's married :p
But yea, I luv his recipes.
They are all nice and simple.
And delicious, ofcourse :p

3abeer said...

Fuchsia Spunk,

He is hot isn't he??


Dr. and Found said...

no idea what y'all are talking about...but as far as im concerned 'if Yan can cook...' anyway 3abeer...this is superlate but in response to the question in the comment on my 2nd last post...ive never knowingly had deer...i have had sheeps tongue though.

3abeer said...

Dr. and Found,

not even remotely close to deer meat.

and yes it is super late.. can't figure out why I'm awake!..I'm usually asleep by now :/

Dr. and Found said...

well i guess the deer issue kept you up! so is it actually good? if deer and chicken were to fight, who'd win?

3abeer said...

Dr. and Found,

I'm not sure who'd win.. but I'd eat deer over chicken any time :)

sounds cruel doesn't it ?