Crostini with mozzarella, tomato and sesame

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Much of the familiar rich and nutty flavour of sesame is achieved only after the seeds are roasted or toasted.

Crostini with mozzarella, tomato and sesame
Photo: Jennifer Soo

Ingredients

  • 1 baguette
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 100ml of extra virgin olive oil
  • 250g of fresh mozzarella
  • 4-5 sliced tomatoes
  • 1 cup of tender, young, flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 2 teaspoons of roasted sesame oil
  • salt and pepper
  • toasted sesame seeds

Method

Make the crostini - as many as you like - by cutting a baguette into 5mm slices. Mince 2 cloves of garlic, mix well with 100ml of extra virgin olive oil and brush each slice on both sides. Put the slices on a baking tray and place in a 150C oven until crisp and golden. Meanwhile, slice 250g of fresh mozzarella (made from buffalo milk, if available) and put it in a bowl with 4-5 sliced tomatoes. Add a cup of tender, young, flat-leaf parsley leaves. Dress with 4 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil and 2 teaspoons of roasted sesame oil (the Spiral brand is excellent). Season with salt and pepper and finish by sprinkling with toasted sesame seeds.

Serve with the crostini.

 

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