Jamie Oliver’s January magazine issue is so exciting! Also, along with my subscription, I got a calendar with a recipe for each month. Now we are not going to do Julie and Julia with the calendar, whereby I make the recipe of the month, religiously. That’s silly and as boring as the movie (Nothing against you Meryl. You were fabulous). But I’m going to make some of the recipes because they look so good!
I bought some blood oranges but they turned out to be some sort of failed hybrids with anemic color and not that great tasting. Determined to make this salad, I substituted one of my favorite citrus fruits, pomelo or Chinese grapefruit and added some clementines for color. Sweet, crunchy, juicy, tasty and pretty, it worked. Jamie is so talented! Look Frugal, no meat!
Jamie’s Winter Fruit Salad
100 grams rocket
2 blood oranges
Juice 1/2 lemon
3-4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
4 balls of mozzarella
Coarse ground pepper
30 grams creamy pecorino
Wash and spin dry the rocket. Peel the oranges, removing the pith and break into chunks. Remove the seeds from the pomegranate.
Make a dressing with the olive oil, lemon juice and a pinch of salt. Toss the rocket, mint and orange chunks with the dressing and pile onto 4 plates. Tear up the mozzarella and add to the salad. Sprinkle with coarse ground pepper. Scatter the pomegranate seeds on the salad and drizzle with a little olive oil, adding shavings of pecorino on top.