Kumato- Mozzarella Hors D’oeuvre

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Kumato- Mozzarella Hors D’oeuvre
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Kumatos is a brand name but the most common one that comes up if you are googling brown tomatoes. The first time I saw them I was intrigued! Thought it was a cross between a plum and a tomato – My friend used Kumatos in a salad the first time I tasted them and I loved the crisp sweetness of it raw and enjoyed them a lot more than the regular raw tomato.

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.

Ingredients

6 Kumatos
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

for honest cooking
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 :)
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Posted on

March 4, 2012

37 Comments

  1. A new dish to me….sounds great

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  2. wow lovely recipe, good to know about brown tomatoes!!!

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  3. wow lovely recipe, good to know about brown tomatoes!!!

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  4. wow lovely recipe, good to know about brown tomatoes!!!

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  5. Awesome, very new, have to try this..

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  6. V interesting post – love the dark color of the tomatoes – wish I cld taste this – !

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  7. interesting…never seen this before

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  8. This looks yummy…Have seen kumato..but never tried it…Will try it sometime..

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  9. Very nice recipe…looks yum…

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  10. Once again, I have learnt something new from your blog lady:) Thanks a bunch for the useful info, I have seen these tomatoes before but never thought about adding them into our diet. Will do that for sure now:) I bet they taste as good as their lovely name…

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  11. That's something new to me… looks delicious!

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  12. Thanks to you I know what Kumatos are !! Wonderful appetizer Priya..

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  13. looking really nice and yumm too.book marked……..Maha
    nice .loved it……….

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  14. Very interesting recipe! Great combination of flavours. Well done.

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  15. Good to know about kumatos! Looks amazing! :) Wish Singapore imports these too!

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  16. I have never tasted kumato but this looks like a perfect recipe to get acquainted with those colorful fruit :-)

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  17. This kumato is something that I have never heard about. I will make this with tomatoes. I am right now drooling thinking about it.

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  18. Suprised to see tamotos in brown colour that's so interesting!!!!

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  19. Very intereting! Looks gr8 too! Thanks for enlilightning us on kumatos!

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  20. Wow!!!! never knew that there is something called komato

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  21. Thanks for the introduction to a new vegetable Kumato – haven't heard of it before…Interesting!!

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  22. Nice wine colored kumatoes new to me…delicious recipe…wish we get in India…

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  23. Never heard, didn't know, never saw 'kumato' … they look like rotten tomatoes, isn't it?! Hehe. However they seem to have made a pretty nice & easy to fix appetizer. Though, I would still go for red tomato 😀

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