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    A Hearty Caprese Salad

    ...a caprese salad is usually mozzarella, tomatoes, a sprig of basil and a swirl of olive oil. I added a few culinary steroids on this take for dinner:

    beef tomatoes, mozzarella di bufala, avocado (all sliced and alternated around the plate), capers, kalamata olives, chopped spring onions, anchovies, basil from the balcony pot, salt and pepper...very satisfying...

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    I'm sorry to say TC, but that looks hideous...

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    ...I graciously accept your apology...
    Last edited by tomcat; 09-02-2021 at 06:26 AM.

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    I thought it looked damn fine!

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    ...I graciously accept your praise...

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    Beef tomatoes and anchovies are awful.

    The rest would be very nice with a well done steak and chips or perhaps a lasagne and chips.
    Still nevertheless, very photogenic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    Beef tomatoes and anchovies are awful
    ...smells like an opinion...
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    Still nevertheless, very photogenic
    ...yep...threw it out right after I took the pic...

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    Looks great TC. Would happily scoff that, but for me at least, there's no need to overdo a caprese.

    Beef tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, fresh basil, a spinkle of ground pepper and olive oil.

    Perfectimo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    there's no need to overdo a caprese
    ...agree...I frequently modify recipes to suit my own taste...

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    Too much but excess on the self indulgence front is scarcely new to you chaps.

    My Caprese is given more piquancy by the addition of a dressing incorporating olive oil, balsamic vinegar, a smidgin of french mustard and a sprinkle of sugar or a drop of honey.

    The addition of olives is fine but not as a separate ingredient but mashed up with capers and anchovies as a tapenade to be spread on toasted sourdough slices served as an accompaniment to the salad.

    But if anchovies are to make an appearance then I prefer to lay them on crusty bread that has been seared on a hot griddle but left to grow cold on which a clove of garlic has been very lightly scraped to leave the merest suggestion of its presence augmented by a few drops of the finest olive oil liberally seasoned by pepper. If the anchovies are preserved in olive oil in longer fillets then omit the drops of added oil.

    When interleaving the mozzarella and tomatoes with the basil one should always rip the leaves gently in order to release their fragrance. Laying them strewn on the top like you evidently have done is really for rabbits.

    Avocados are quite wrong for a Caprese. Their addition is a 'tricolore' salad to which a few basil leaves can be added but the star of the show is the balsamic dressing.

    Still, to each their own but adding onions, albeit chopped scallion, is a fucking travesty.

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    ^Another Jeff

    Knows a lot about food but for some unknown reason, will never post photos of anything they've made or even ordered. FOS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    to each their own
    ...that must have been difficult to write...hope you're feeling better...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    ^Another Jeff

    Knows a lot about food but for some unknown reason, will never post photos of anything they've made or even ordered. FOS.
    I don't post photos, I am not a photo journalist, and I have never photographed a meal in my life and I'm certainly not going to start now. The trouble with you knuckle-dragging ditch diggers is that you have no fucking imagination.

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    ^Translation: Haven't got a fucking clue but you'll just have to believe me.

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    ...^555...

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    Are you a congenital oaf Headwank or merely one who has become oafish through years of association with the lumpen lower end toiling in the dirt?

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    What are these "beef Tomatoes" that you speak of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    very nice with a well done steak
    Once again proving that your taste is in your arse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...a caprese salad is usually mozzarella, tomatoes, a sprig of basil and a swirl of olive oil. I added a few culinary steroids on this take for dinner:

    beef tomatoes, mozzarella di bufala, avocado (all sliced and alternated around the plate), capers, kalamata olives, chopped spring onions, anchovies, basil from the balcony pot, salt and pepper...very satisfying...

    A Hearty Caprese Salad-s__9912325-jpg
    Looks good enough to eat. The salad along with this would do me just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker View Post
    What are these "beef Tomatoes" that you speak of?
    Only tried them once and that was enough, not sweet infact the opposite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    Once again proving that your taste is in your arse.
    Are you following me today?

    Perhaps some wild Salmon with the salad might be more appropriate TC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    Are you following me today?
    Pull your head out. I merely observed that you are an utter tosser for implying that a well done steak is anything close to being palatable unless you are a chav who wants to slather it in SB sauce.



    Then again you never did have a palate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker View Post
    What are these "beef Tomatoes" that you speak of?
    ...large ripe tomatoes that can easily be cut into thick slices...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    Perhaps some wild Salmon with the salad might be more appropriate TC.
    ...what's appropriate is determined by the palate of the diner...

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