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Re: Ricotta - I need help
« Reply #50 on: February 08, 2012, 07:45:13 AM »
I've seen other recipes that call for lemon juice instead of the vinegar.

Technically Craig started it.. I just fed the beast.   :-D


Terry,

I am glad you fed the beast, since Craig started this thread!  :chef: I might try some raw milk with the recipe you posted.  Steve also told me yesterday he thought lemons might work to curdle the mixture.  I had lemons on hand, but didnít think about trying them.  I also had citric acid on hand from making fresh mozzarella awhile ago and also vegetable rennet, but didnít think about trying them either.  I at first was concerned because my mixture didnít want to curdle.  ??? At least it turned out well for my first attempt, even though my ricotta was a little darker from the balsamic vinegar.

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Re: Ricotta - I need help
« Reply #51 on: February 09, 2012, 08:51:30 AM »
I've been on the watch for other ingredients to pair with the ricotta.. prosciutto seems to be the most popular. A couple places here locally use meatballs (slice up). The first time I tried it the meatballs were very plain. the second time it was a popular local spot and it was the evening special... still not wicked good, but it was better.

Any other ideas out there?

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Re: Ricotta - I need help
« Reply #52 on: February 09, 2012, 10:06:19 AM »
I've been on the watch for other ingredients to pair with the ricotta.. prosciutto seems to be the most popular. A couple places here locally use meatballs (slice up). The first time I tried it the meatballs were very plain. the second time it was a popular local spot and it was the evening special... still not wicked good, but it was better.

Any other ideas out there?

Everyone here got me thinking eggplant lasagna!  Friday is a quiet night for me (wife is going out) so I'm thinking ricotta, roasted eggplant, mozz, carmelized onions and some sauce.  Then top with fresh basil.  Just me, pizza, and a couple of Harp's beer.
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Re: Ricotta - I need help
« Reply #53 on: February 09, 2012, 11:40:18 AM »
I've been on the watch for other ingredients to pair with the ricotta.. prosciutto seems to be the most popular. A couple places here locally use meatballs (slice up). The first time I tried it the meatballs were very plain. the second time it was a popular local spot and it was the evening special... still not wicked good, but it was better.

Any other ideas out there?


Here's a couple of ideas-

W honey on toast for breakfast

I make a version of Andrew Carmelli's whipped ricotta for almost every get together we have. It is awesome on grilled bread. You can find a version here  http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2010/10/andrew-carmellinis-whipped-sheeps-milk-ricotta-appetizer.html

Lol, as I'm typing it ocurred to me you were probably talking about on pizza.  :-[ Oops.
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Re: Ricotta - I need help
« Reply #54 on: February 12, 2012, 09:54:55 PM »
Tonights fresh ricotta, white truffle oil, and prosciutto.

This cheese melted even better than last week. Again, it made it a couple hours before using, but this time, I whipped it up real well with a spoon before using. It was silky smooth before going on the pie. I spread it on with a spatula.

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