Chry skewers

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time:

Yields: 12 skewers

Description Edit

Ingredients Edit

  • 1 clove garlic, smashed
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 12 bocconcini (small mozzarella balls), about 8 ounces
  • 1 pint mixed red and yellow cherry or pear tomatoes
  • 12 basil leaves, preferably large
  • (12) 6-inch wooden skewers
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves, washed and dried

Directions Edit

1. Combine garlic, salt, pepper flakes, and olive oil in a medium glass bowl. Cover mixture and microwave on high for 2 minutes, or until the garlic is golden. Allow to cool.

2. After mixture has cooled, add bocconcini and refrigerate for 1-24 hours.

3. Thread a yellow cherry tomato onto a skewer, wrap a bocconcini in a basil leaf, and add basil leaf to the skewer. Finish sequence with a red tomato.

4. Repeat process with remaining cheese and tomatoes. Save any remaining oil for a dipping sauce and serve with a small amount of kosher salt.

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