Goodness! It has been a month since I posted the last recipe! I really HAVE to stay creative with my better eating regimen.
Well, this one should keep me interested! This was amazingly easy to put together and it has such a simple yet textured taste. I ate six of them and called it lunch!
As for the ingredients: the crackers are a gluten-free, store-bought cracker made with rice flour and pecans called Pecan Nut Thins. They have a really great crunch!
The mozzarella came from my grocery store's deli section: a REAL mozzarella not found in the regular cheese section. It is water-packed and so soft, with a very simple and mild flavor.
The prosciutto I bought came in strips about 2 inches wide by 6 or 7 inches long. I sliced each piece lengthwise and then cut each strip in half. So one strip turned into FOUR and I wrapped each piece around one cracker.
Some would choose to drizzle a balsamic vinegar over the top, but for a party, this may end up a little messy. It also adds another flavor that you may find will 'compete' with the other simple ones in the dish. I opted for olive oil and a bit of cracked black pepper, and all the ingredients complemented each other!
Make this a party staple, guys. It's a winner! It's also a great afternoon snack...
CAPRESE & PROSCIUTTO - ITALIAN AMUSE BOUCHE
box of Pecan Nut-Thins or other cracker (about 65 crackers)
leaves of fresh basil
3-4 roma tomatoes, thinly sliced
8 ounce package mozzarella, sliced into bite-size pieces
6 ounce package prosciutto
cracked black pepper to taste
Arrange crackers for assembling.
Layer: basil leaf, slice of tomato, slice of mozzarella.
Wrap with small slice (about 1 inch by 3-4 inches) of prosciutto. Drizzle with olive oil and grind cracked pepper over the top.
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