Caprese Nests

12 Mar

An easy, happy little hors d’oeuvre that alters the traditional caprese.  Phyllo dough or pastry sheets (you can find Pepperidge Farm frozen sheets in most any grocery store) rolled thin and cut out with a large heart cookie cutter creates the nest for the ciliegini (“cherries” of fresh mozzerella), avocado, cherry tomatoes, bacon or fried proscuitto and basil fried in the grease.  You take all these little treasures and pile them in the middle of the heart, bundle it up and stick in a buttered muffin tin in the oven at 350° for 13-15 minutes.  The hearts will undoubtedly unfold to reveal their cores — so poetic, I just watched Bright Star — thus creating the nests.  Et voilà.

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One Response to “Caprese Nests”

  1. traPISSED March 12, 2010 at 11:11 pm #

    You should think of writing a book for a young professional which is aimed at pairing beer with food. Even if it does not get published you would still have a pretty cool catalog of recipes!

    P’s I would be interested to see what foods go with traditional lambic.

    Alan

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