1. Spread tomatoes on paper towels to sop up oil.
2. Cut cheese into small dice, wrap tomato pieces around cheese bits, and skewer with a toothpick. Serve on bed of greens or on a plate, garnished with fresh herbs.
What motivated Marcus Samuelsson to move to Harlem and open Red Rooster, his acclaimed restaurant? He tells The Splendid Table's Melissa Clark that 9/11, his mother, and the Great Migration all played a part. He also discusses the challenge of making fried chicken in the same neighborhood as legendary spots like Sylvia's and Charles' Country Pan Fried Chicken.