Sunday, March 31, 2013

Mozzarella Panino

Mozzarella Panino is an appetizer I saw in the super market and I thought I could do the same but on a larger scale using higher quality ingredients.  The result was a tasty starter but it was a little too large to eat in a single bite.  Future attempts will be made but I will roll them thinner and smaller.  This costs about $30 feeds 10 and takes about 30 minutes or less.

Mozzarella Panino
1 lb thin sliced Prosciutto di Parma
1 lb fresh mozzarella
1 container fresh basil
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 table spoons of Saba

Lay out proscuitto making sure there is some overlapping.  Slice mozzarella into a long thin strip by using a large kitchen knife and rolling the mozzarella along the knife. It takes a little practice but you will get the hang of it.  Add fresh basil and a little olive oil and roll the whole thing into a log.  Slice like bread across the roll and plate up for presentation.  Finish with a little Saba, an Italian condiment, or balsamic vinegar.  Buon Apetito!