Monday, February 12, 2007

Strawberries & Parmigiano Reggiano salad

The recipe is from a printed ad of Parmigiano Reggiano which appears in some Italian magazines, it primarily aims to expand its usage. This salad consists of strawberries, Parmigiano Reggiano, plain yogurt, balsamic vinegar and some mints ... a very modern cuisine, for me at least. In case you feeling intimidating, actually there's a secret ingredient listed at last: una bella dose di ottimiso e qualche sorriso spontaneo (A dose of optimism). So they sell you an attitude. The last ingredient did give me a chuckle, but I like Parmigiano Reggiano anyway. Please remember this good cheese just a little can go a long way, my salad turned out very nice indeed.

Ingredients:
  • Strawberries, cleaned, cut vertically close to the end but not to separate
  • Few Parmigiano-Reggiano shavings
  • Few dashes of balsamic vinegar
  • Spoonfuls sweet cream
  • Spoonfuls plain yogurt
  • Mint

Insert the cheese into the strawberries, sprinkle some balsamic and mint. Combine sweet cream and yogurt, pour over to serve.

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20 comments:

Asha said...

What a combination!!Never thought using Parmesan with Strawberries but I now I know.I learn new things from you all the time.Thank you for this!:))

Francesca said...

Hi gattina! This is a particular coupling, I'll try it. Baci and have agood new week

Angie said...

What an innovation combination. Must be sweet, saltish and creamy at the same time :)

Marieke said...

xwjeHi there,

There can never be too much promotion for something like parmesan. It's in my top 10 of favorite food items. I love the combination with the strawberries. Nice picture!

bea at la tartine gourmande said...

Makes me want to be in the sun, and relax! Yum!

sherry said...

I think this would be delicous--the sweet balanced with the salty and tangy ingredients. I love the idea! Thank you for that!

Toni said...

The idea of fruit and cheese makes sense, but I would never have thought to combine them like this. I guess I should read those ads more often!

This is my first visit to your blog, and I LOVE it! In a carbophobic world, you are writing about bread and pastries. Yesssss!!!! And your photography is spectacular!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and checking out the baba ganouj. It's very easy to make, and tastes sooo much better than the store-bought kind.

veron said...

This is a unique combinations. Looks easy, looks delicious ... what else am I waiting for right? Great pics!

Seema said...

Oh boy! Those look devine Gattina. The combo is very very new. I can imagine how it might have been tasting if it looks soo soo very good.
Thanx for sharing
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Seema

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

That is wonderful. So good to try these combos. This looks like a keeper. Excellent photos!

Gattina said...

Asha, same here, learn something new from you too :D

Francesca, thankss *baci*

Angie, things are hormonious, just like what we should expect to see from salad :D

Marieke, I'm so glad to have you again! Too bad I can't see your link, please let me know if you have a chance :D

Bea, how true, it's a very laid-back dish.

Sher, seems Blogger (%$^%#XYZ@)not allow us mingle with Typepad, most of the time I can't click and go to your blog... anyway, it's another way to encourage me to eat more strawberries (as I'm not its big fan).

Toni, thanks for your sweet words!!! YOur blog indeed is fantastic! I love to visit often! Carb... it's "the" meal of mine :D

Veron, you're right, super-easy! Thanks sweetie!

Seema, really thanks for your compliment!

Tanna, I'm surprise the strawberries sooo sweet (import from Mexico). Just like any salad, as long as the ingredients at its superb quality, it can't go wrong. Thanks for your sweet words! *hug*

peabody said...

I love strawberries with balsamic vinegar...I bet this is good.

The Culinary Chase said...

All I can say is YUM and well done on the food presentation side of this recipe! :)

Saffron said...

Darling,
lately I want to eat strawberry.
I saw this advertisement in a magazzine!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Dear Gattina,

I tried to comment this post yesterday and couldn't. :(

The strawberries are so beautiful - such a classy presentation!

I've never seen sweet recipes with parmigiano reggiano, but I found this dish delicious!

Kristen said...

That looks like such a lovely salad. Makes me think of summer!

Sia's corner said...

this i can definately try:) usually i end up just droooling over ur pics. thank god this looks simple yet very presentable dish:)
love the pics as usual.... u rock girl:) hugs..

Sri said...

Wow never thought strawberry and parmesan would go together...is definitely healty salad.

Anh said...

I am amazed and would love to try this combination!! Beautiful photo, as usual! ;)

Ivonne said...

Oh! When it's strawberry season, you can bet that I'm making this!