TIP OF THE DAY: Mozzarella Napoleon
|The most impressive courses can also be the simplest to make, a point that this easy dish proves. Starting with roasted or grilled red and orange bell peppers, alternate slices of fresh salted mozzarella, prosciutto and peppers to make a layered “Napoleon.” Top with whole basil leaves. You can make a short stack or, for a heartier course, make a tall stack and skewer with a long toothpick. Sprinkle the plate with shredded basil and extra virgin olive oil or a balsamic vinaigrette. In the summer, use delicious local tomatoes instead of peppers; when standard tomatoes aren’t in season, decorate the plate with a few yellow and orange grape tomatoes. Find more salad ideas for first courses at THE NIBBLE online magazine. And read up on all cheeses in THE NIBBLE’S Gourmet Cheese section.||
This napoleon is made from Mozzarella Fresca, a Nibble Top Pick Of The Week.