Saturday, May 7, 2011

Caprese Salad Skewers with Balsalmic Reduction

I also made this appetizer for our little get-together, celebrating my neighbors trip to China to adopt their little boy Sawyer!  I love this recipe.  I could eat cheese, tomato & basil with a little balsalmic drizzle any day.  So good & summery!

{Caprese Salad Skewers with Balsalmic Reduction}

2 cups grape tomatoes; washed
Basil leaves
Bocconcini balls packed in water; drained {mini mozzarella balls}
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Fresh ground black pepper {12 grinds}
1/2 cup balsalmic vinegar
2 Tablespoons butter

Place tomato & mozzarella in tupperware container. 
Whisk together oilve oil, red pepper flakes & salt/pepper.
Pour mixture over tomatoes & mozzarella.  Stir.
Place in refridgerator for at least 4 hours.

Make reduction: pour balsalmic vinegar & butter in small pot.  Simmer over medium heat until reduced by half & thick.  Stir frequently while mixture cools. 

Skewer: I go with mozzarella ball, basil & then grape tomato.
Drizzle skewers with balsalmic glaze. Sprinkle with cracked black pepper.

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