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!


  1. Very nice Rick...curious on the outcome if this is done with beef carpaccio..

  2. Thanks Mounir! It could definitely be done with beef carpaccio but that is time consuming to make and requires a meat slicer. I would recommend using Bresaola which is the beef version on Proscuitto. Make sure they slice it super thin though