Monday, November 24, 2014

Cheese Special: Mozzarella - Anchovy Cheese Bread with Salmon Cannelloni

Oh cheese of all cheeses - the mighty Mozzarella!  Made for more than pizza topping this beautiful cheese with its mild flavor and elastic texture is a gift from the Southern Italians to you.  Use liberally!

Anchovy Cheese Bread with Salmon Cannelloni



















Ingredients
Anchovy Cheesy Bread

  • 1 x 500g of rye bread
  • 1 packet Mozzarella cheese slices
  • 30g butter, softened
  • 8-10 canned anchovies, drained
  • 10 black olives, halved and stoned
  • Freshly ground pepper


Ingredients
Salmon Cannelloni

  • 6 cannelloni shells
  • 30g butter
  • 3 tablespoons plain flour
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 spring onions, chopped
  • 2 cans x 220g pink salmon, drained and flaked
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill
  • 3 Mozzarella cheese slices



Anchovy Cheesy Bread
Cut bread in 1-1 1/2cm slices, not quite through to the base. Cut cheese slices into three, giving approximately 18 slices, and insert a slice into each cut in the bread.

Spread butter on top of loaf and arrange anchovies and black olives in a decorative fashion on top of the loaf (see pic for example).  Sprinkle with black pepper.

Place on a buttered oven tray and bake in a hot oven for 15 minutes.  Serve immediately.


Salmon Cannelloni
Cook cannelloni shells in boiling salted water with a drop of oil, until tender.  Rinse under cold water,  to prevent sticking, drain and set aside.

Melt butter in a saucepan, add flour and cook for a few minutes stirring constantly.  Add wine and milk gradually, continue cooking and stirring until sauce thickens and boils for around 1 minute.  Set aside.

Combine spring onions, salmon, salt, pepper, dill and 1/2 cup of sauce and mix well.

Using a spoon or a piping bag press the mixture firmly into the cannelloni shells.  Place shells in a buttered heat proof dish, pour over remaining sauce and top with cheese slices.  Bake in a moderate oven for 15-20 minutes or until lightly coloured.

Cocinar, comer y ser feliz!
Leticia



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