Here's the scenario: you are at home and hungry for food. You have to cook up something scrumptious for you and your boyfriend/girlfriend/ spouse/child/friend, but the ingredients you have on hand are limited.
You have provolone cheese, fresh oregano, and a loaf of focaccia. Using these products, along with whatever you currently have on hand in your cupboard and refrigerator, what would you make?
To see what I would make,
- I would start by making a marinade with chopped oregano, olive oil, salt, pepper, minced garlic, and hot pepper flakes. I would marinade the cheese in this mixture for at least an hour.
- Meanwhile I would thinly slice the focaccia and bake it in the oven until crisp and cracker like.
- Next I would take the chunk of marinated cheese and sear it on both sides in a hot frying pan. I would transfer the pan and cheese to the hot oven and bake for about 5-8 minutes until the cheese is browned and melty.
- Finally, I would serve the melted cheese with the leftover marinade on top and the crisped focaccia on the side.