Of Spanish origin, Kumatos are a cross of red & green tomatoes. They are from the Mediterranean region of Spain but are now being grown in many parts of Europe and Canada since people have come to taste them and realize how incredibly sweet they are :) So it was a pleasure to make something with them for the first time after which I have gone on to experiment with other dishes which I will post soon, hopefully.
This hor D'oeuvre is a simple & sophisticated dish and would be an amazing addition to either fine dining or a casual party. I used port wine along with other ingredients to be listed below to marinate the mozzarella. I know many people in my circle who are not crazy about raw tomatoes, but even they loved this preparation.
About 6 ounces of Small fresh mozzarella
For the Marinade
2 tbsp port wine
1 tbps balsamic vinaigrette
1/2 tsp herb de Provence
1 tsp freshly squeezed lime juice
1tsp of agave nectar
1/2 tsp of freshly ground pepper
Fennel greens for garnish
Slice the tomatoes into 1/4 inch thick slices (this can be done before serving)
Similarly cut the Mozzarella balls into wedges
Mix all the ingredients for the marinade together in a flat plate with sides - Soak the mozzarella in it and refrigerate for until an hour to half an hour before serving.
Arrange the cut tomatoes in a serving plate - Top with cheese as shown in the picture. Drizzle any extra marinade over the tomatoes as well. Place you fennel on each serving decoratively and hear the Mmm mmms or Wows :)