Tre Stelle® Bocconcini Pearl Filled Cherry Tomatoes Recipe
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10 minutes Ready In:
1 + hour Serves:
Makes approximately 40
1 tub | 200g Tre Stelle® Bocconcini Pearls, drained 3/4 cup | 175 mL olive oil 1/4 cup | 50 mL fresh rosemary, chopped 2 tbsp | 25 mL fresh thyme, chopped 1 tsp | 5 mL salt 1 tbsp | 15 mL whole black peppercorns, cracked 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 packages cherry tomatoes
In a medium bowl combine all ingredients except cherry tomatoes. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours or overnight. If refrigerating overnight, remove from refrigerator 1 hour before filling. Cut top quarters off of cherry tomatoes and remove pulp using a small spoon. Fill each tomato with marinated bocconcini. Garnish with any remaining rosemary or thyme.
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What are bocconcini pearls?
Bocconcini pearls are a type of cheese that’s part of the mozzarella family. They have a semi-soft, creamy, and spongy texture and a mild sweet taste, which is similar to mozzarella cheese as well. It’s able to absorb many flavours, which makes it great to add to many of your favorite dishes and recipes.
The pearls are tiny and typically the size of a cherry tomato or an egg. Originating from Italy, bocconcini is made nowadays from a combination of milk from a cow and a water buffalo. Like mozzarella cheese, bocconcini absorbs many flavours and is a great food combination with wines, meats, salads, pizzas, and vegetable dishes.
Do you have to rinse bocconcini?
Bocconcini cheese can be eaten raw and fresh. Like many soft cheeses, such as ricotta cheese and feta cheese, uneaten bocconcini cheese should be left in the tub or container it was sold in. You can also store it in cooled boiled water with a pinch of sea salt. Bocconcini can be kept for up to three weeks if stored properly. Otherwise, it can mold and spoil and should be thrown away.
Can you freeze fresh bocconcini?
You can’t freeze bocconcini to make it last longer or taste better. Because of its texture and delicate nature, bocconcini cheese doesn’t freeze or defort well after putting in in the freezer. Although it might still be possible to eat it and enjoy the taste, the quality of the cheese will decrease.
Bocconcini cheese is best eaten raw and fresh or melted using an oven or a pan. You can choose to eat it as slices or crumbled up and added as a part of the toppings for your favourite recipes.
Can you melt bocconcini cheese?
Yes, you can melt bocconcini cheese. The cheese melts well, similar to mozzarella cheese. You can cook it in the oven or on a pan until it slightly melts. Many recipes suggest you can melt bocconcini cheese until its golden and crispy on top. You can drizzle the melted cheese or melt it directly on some of your favourite foods, such as wraps, pizzas, or by itself. You can also season the bocconcini cheese with many herbs and spices to give it added flavour. However, it’s not always recommended to melt bocconcini because it would lose its shape.