Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Cooking at home - Caprese Bites and what to do with the left over Caprese pieces


Cooking at home - Caprese Bites and what to do with the left over Caprese pieces…

Cooking at home - Caprese Bites 

Caprese salad is a simple salad from the Italian region of Campania, made of sliced fresh (buffalo) mozzarella, tomatoes and basil, seasoned with salt, and olive oil. In Italy, unlike most salads, it is usually served as an antipasto, not a side dish.

We decided rather than making a traditional solid we would make it more as a appetizer. We found that cherry tomatoes and small mozzarella balls work perfectly.

Cooking at home - Caprese Bites 

We laid that tomatoes out and cut the tops off.

Then, using a small spoon hollow out the tomatoes.

Cooking at home - Caprese Bites - cut the tops off and hollow out

Cooking at home - Caprese Bites - cut the tops off and hollow out

Cut the small mozzarella balls in half. Place a half in each of the hollowed out tomatoes.

Cooking at home - Caprese Bites - cut the small mozzarella balls in half

Cooking at home - Caprese Bites – place the mozzarella in each tomato

Cooking at home - Caprese Bites – place the mozzarella in each tomato

Drizzle extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar over the tomatoes and mozzarella.

Cooking at home - Caprese Bites - drizzle extra virgin olive oil

Cooking at home - Caprese Bites – drizzle balsamic vinegar

Place a piece of basil leaf over each tomato and mozzarella bite.

Cooking at home - Caprese Bites – piece of basil leaf and sea salt 

Finish off by sprinkling sea salt.

Enjoy!

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Cooking at home - Caprese Omelette

What to do with leftover caprice see pieces? We found the solution. Why not make an omelette. After all, isn't that what omelettes are for? Using leftovers is good thing.

Staging your ingredients helps you from making mistakes and also saves time.

Cooking at home - Caprese Omelette - Stage your ingredients

We like the use a little milk in my omelettes.

Butter and a little olive oil works great in a hot pan. Cook the omelette until the egg liquid no longer jiggles. Then add the tomatoes, mozzarella and basil leaves. Once the omelette is a little firm and the ingredients have cooked, fold the omelette in half. Add a little cheese topping of what ever grated cheese. You may have and finish cooking to the firmness you enjoy.


Cooking at home - Caprese Omelette - add the tomatoes, mozzarella and basil leaves

Cooking at home - Caprese Omelette - fold the omelette in half

Cooking at home - Caprese Omelette - add a little cheese

Cooking at home - Caprese Omelette 

Enjoy!

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2 comments:

  1. Those caprese bites are truly delicious!

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  2. Those were amazing!
    - ashly

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