Pan-fried mozzarella parcels

Pan-fried mozzarella parcels

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Cooking time

Ready in 15 minutes

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

James Martin's tasty mozzarella parcels are full of colour and flavour and they're ready in only 15 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
670
protein
47g
carbs
2g
fat
24g
saturates
24g
fibre
2g
sugar
0g
salt
3.31g

Ingredients

  • 4 x 150g balls of mozzarella, drained
  • 12 slices of speck bacon or prosciutto
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ frisée lettuce, washed and torn
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • plum chutney, to serve
  • ciabatta or focaccia, to serve

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Method

  1. Cut the mozzarella into thirds and wrap each piece in a slice of speck or prosciutto. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan until very hot. Season the mozzarella and fry for a few minutes on each side until the speck or prosciutto is brown and crisp and the mozzarella is starting to ooze. Tip from James: the tip is to cook the mozzarella quickly so it doesn't toughen.
  2. While the mozzarella is cooking, arrange small piles of lettuce on four plates. Peel, stone and slice the avocados, adding a few slices to each plate. Remove the mozzarella parcels from the pan and put 3 on each plate.
  3. Pour the balsamic vinegar into the pan and stir to combine with the cooking juices. Drizzle the warm dressing over the leaves and parcels. Serve with plum chutney and slices of ciabatta or focaccia.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2004

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crazycookbekah's picture
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I have this often and it is one of my favourite meals. Serve with crusty bread and caramelised red onion chutney.

meemer2424's picture

This was lovely but some of the proscuitto didnt crisp up so you really need to make sure the pan is really hot as per the recipe. really nice and simple tho

nwindle's picture
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An impressive dinner party starter, but I'm not sure about frying the prosciutto. The ham has quite a strong taste once it's cooked. Next time I'll probably just wrap the prosciutto round the mozzarella and serve fresh (with the rest of the salad) - a lighter, cleaner taste!

beccabryant's picture
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Just cooked this for me and my boyfriend for a romantic meal and it was to die for!

deedukes's picture
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Made for special dinner party - easy and quick to do so you can join in with the guests without being tied to the kitchen

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