mozzarella

Saturday Supermarket Smarts: Fresh Mozzarella

Written on September 28, 2013 at 9:00 am , by

With new products hitting the grocery stands every day, it’s hard to keep up with the latest food trends. Have no fear; we’re here to help! Each week, we’ll be highlighting a new product that’s worthy of a spot in your shopping cart and your kitchen.

The Product

Plastic-Wrapped Mozzarella costs only 75 cents per ounce and requires just a minute to prepare.

 

Why You Should Buy It

Compared to its water-packed counterpart, this stuff can have a more concentrated flavor. The wrapping also firms up the cheese, making it easier to slice and better for melting on pizza or in baked pastas. Plus, for just a few cents extra you may be able to find a package that is pre-sliced–a bargain considering that soft mozz can be tricky to slice!

 

How You Should Use It

A firm mozzarella is great fresh or melted in your favorite Italian dish.

The slices hold up perfectly–even when stuffed inside chicken for our Stuffed Chicken Caprese.

 

Gooey cheese keeps salty prosciutto and crusty bread in place in these Mozzarella in Carrozza with Prosciutto Cotto sandwiches.

 

The rich flavor compliments fresh fruit and basil in our Pluot “Caprese” Salad.

 

Really, is there anything this cheese can’t do?

 

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Written on August 26, 2013 at 11:20 am , by

Craving a sub on this Meatless Monday? Never fear, we’ve got the perfect compromise. Swap out your average meat-bread combo for a “meaty” vegetable like eggplant! Rachael Ray’s Grilled Eggplant and Mozzarella Sandwich 30-Minute Meal is one of our faves.

 

 

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