Melted Caprese Salad
A new take on the old Caprese Salad.
Servings Prep Time
4Pax 10Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15Minutes 10 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4Pax 10Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15Minutes 10 Minutes
Ingredients
Caprese Salad
For the Basil Oil
Instructions
For the Basil Oli
  1. Crush and grind the Basil leaves in a mortar pestle.
  2. Taking a clean muslin cloth, put all the ingredients of the ground basil leaves (juice and crushed leaves) into the cloth and twist the tops to make a small pouch.
  3. Using clean hands, squeeze out all the juice into a container.
  4. Discard the leaves
  5. Transfer the juice into olive oil
  6. Keep aside. If you can make this a day or so in advance its even better, as all the flavours will seep into the oil, making the taste more enhanced.
For the Caprese Salad
  1. Pre heat oven to 200 Deg C.
  2. Set the non stick on medium heat.
  3. Pour the olive oil and let it heat, but not smoke and burn.
  4. Add the onions and garlic. Add half the salt and Italian seasoning.
  5. Saut̩ for not more than a minute Рor till the onions starts looking a bit wilted. Remember its going to cook again inside a oven.
  6. Transfer the onions and garlic, on the sizzler plate, scraping as much of the seasoning with it, as possible.
  7. Arrange the onions next to each other and the garlic should be scattered all around.
  8. Add the tomatoes to the non stick along with the balance half of the salt and Italian seasoning.
  9. Do not over cook. When the tomatoes sizzle,immediately take off the fire and transfer the tomatoes on the sizzler plate. Arrange them on top of the onions.
  10. Arrange the slices of Mozzarella rounds on the onions and tomatoes.
  11. Pop them into the oven, keeping the sizzler plate on the top part of the oven.
  12. Heat till the Mozzarella melts and bubble. Do not over bake, else tomato will reduce to mush.
  13. Garnish with green peppers / capers, basil leaves, basil oil and chilli flakes.
  14. Serve immediately with thinly toasted baguettes, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil.

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