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Caprese Skewers

by BnB Finder | June 25th, 2013 | Best BnB Bites, Recipes
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capskewHere’s a version of “grilled cheese” that not even I had ever thought of, and I speak as someone who’s cooked homemade pizza on a barbecue. Mozzarella balls, cherry or grape tomatoes, and basil leaves are threaded onto bamboo skewers and flash grilled. Though you’ll have to watch these carefully for a few minutes to get them at just the right time, they’re simple, quick, and make a delicious appetizer or side dish for your cookout. This recipe comes from the Swiss Woods B&B in Lititz, Pennsylvania, kept by “people who love food but are not snobby about it”.

 

Caprese Skewers


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Ingredients
  1. 4 bamboo skewers, soaked in water
  2. 12 good sized grape or cherry tomatoes
  3. 12 small mozzarella balls (can use the marinated ones )
  4. 12 leaves fresh basil
  5. Olive oil
  6. Balsamic vinegar (optional)
Instructions
  1. Remove the skewers from the water and thread with a tomato, basil leaf, mozzarella ball, basil leaf, tomato, basil leaf . . . using three tomatoes per skewer.
  2. Brush with olive oil.
  3. Flash grill these on a hot grill on the side just when you are about ready to serve.
  4. They are finished when the tomatoes split but the mozzarella has not melted.
  5. Serve immediately.
  6. Do not hold these warm on the grill or your mozzarella will melt off the skewer.
Notes
  1. Serve drizzled with an aged balsamic vinegar (optional).
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