Grilled Mozzarella and Garlic Breads

, from Issue #28. September, 2015
Photography by Aaron McLean.
Grilled Mozzarella and Garlic Breads

These hot garlic breads with gooey, melting mozzarella cheese make a delicious accompaniment to any meal or serve them as a snack while waiting for other items to cook on the barbecue.


6 bread rolls

125 grams fresh mozzarella in whey
½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 spring onions,very finely chopped
125 grams butter, soft but not melted
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons finely chopped basil
sea salt and freshly ground pepper

To cook
6 large squares aluminium foil
6 squares baking paper


Cut 3 diagonal slices across each bread roll without cutting all the way through.

Filling: Drain the mozzarella well and chop it finely. Combine with the other ingredients in a bowl and season.

Gently open the cuts in the rolls and fill with the butter mixture. Also spread a little over the tops.

Place a square of baking paper over the top of each roll, then wrap each one firmly in aluminium foil. The baking paper stops the cheese sticking to the foil.

Cook for about 4 minutes each side on the hot plate of the barbecue. Check inside and when the cheese has melted and they are well coloured, unwrap and serve immediately. Makes 6.