CHEF JEFF — ONE BYTE AT A TIME: Grilled Mozzarella and Tomato SkewersFor something different on the grill, try this unique appetizer.
By: Herald Staff Report,
For something different on the grill, try this unique appetizer.
Grilled Mozzarella and Tomato Skewers
1 loaf crusty bread
12 ounces grape tomatoes
8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, balls or cut into 1-inch chunks
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons sweet basil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Black pepper, freshly ground
Sea salt, freshly ground
Slice bread into 1-inch slices and then cut into bite size pieces. Alternate bread, tomatoes and mozzarella cheese on skewers.
Combine olive oil, sweet basil and garlic in a small bowl. Brush over skewers, turning to coat both sides. Grind peppercorns and sea salt over the skewers.
Grill on high heat 1 to 2 minutes until bread is toasted. Turn and grill on other side 1 to 2 minutes. Serve immediately.
Note: If using bamboo skewers, soak in water for at least 30 minutes prior to use.
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