Parma ham-wrapped mozzarella with plum chutney

Parma ham-wrapped mozzarella with plum chutney

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Home Comforts
Serves
4
Photographer
Yuki Sigura

I’m lucky to have mozzarella made just down the road from me. You can now buy it online and in supermarkets and it needs to be as fresh as possible. Buying it in the UK from a UK supplier is a bonus. Plus the farmer is a old F1 world champion… what more encouragement do you need to buy some?

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient

For the plum chutney

Quantity Ingredient
75g caster sugar
500g plums, pitted and roughly chopped
1 shallot, finely chopped
50ml malt vinegar
1 star anise
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper

For the wrapped mozzarella

Quantity Ingredient
8 slices parma ham, halved lengthways
4 balls buffalo mozzarella, drained and quartered
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons sesame seeds
8 slices ciabatta

Method

  1. For the chutney, heat a frying pan until hot, add the caster sugar and cook without stirring until melted and a light golden brown colour, swirling the pan from time to time. Add the plums, shallot, vinegar, star anise and cinnamon and cook for five to eight minutes until tender and slightly pulpy. Season with a little salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Wrap a slice of parma ham around each quarter mozzarella ball to encase the cheese. Ideally, it should cover as much of the cheese as possible.
  3. Heat a large frying pan until hot, add 1 tbsp of the olive oil and fry the parcels on each side until just crispy and the mozzarella is starting to ooze. Sprinkle over the sesame seeds.
  4. Heat a griddle pan until searing hot, then drizzle the rest of the olive oil over the ciabatta and place on to the griddle. Char on each side for one or two minutes until golden brown.
  5. Spoon some chutney on to plates, lay wedges of the mozzarella alongside, then add a couple of slices of bread.
Tags:
James Martin
Saturday Kitchen
comfort food
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