|Marinated Mozzarella Cheese|
Lately, I have been making my own marinated mozzarella instead of purchasing it. It is very easy, quick, and inexpensive to make. I start with a presliced log of fresh mozzarella. I place it in a 9x13 inch baking dish. I top it with a marinade made of olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, capers, and red peppers flakes. I use a teaspoon of red pepper flakes because I like the cheese with a little kick. Use a smaller amount for less spiciness. Cover and refrigerate for at least 20 minute or overnight. Remove from fridge and you are ready to enjoy this delectable cheese.
Marinated Mozzarella Cheese
1-pound fresh mozzarella -1/2 thick sliced
1/2-cup olive oil
1-teaspoon garlic powder
½ - 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes*
1-teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon capers, chopped
1. Arrange sliced mozzarella cheese in a single layer in a 9x13 inch dish.
3. Stir in the chopped capers. Spoon marinate over the mozzarella slices.
5. Arrange on a platter and serve or use in your favorite recipe.
* Depending on how spicy you want the marinate. I used 1 teaspoon of chili flakes and the cheese has a bit of kick to it.
Makes 6-8 appetizer servings