Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 mins
I have had a similar recipe in a restaurant and enjoyed so when I saw this in recipe+ I thought I would post.
- 8 slices prosciutto (thin)
- 8 basil leaves (large)
- 3⁄4 cup basil leaves (extra)
- 2 garlic cloves (sliced)
- 4 (150 g) fresh mozzarella balls (buffalo)
- 1⁄2 cup olive oil
- salt and pepper (to taste)
- Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan forced.
- For each mozzarella, lay 2 slices of prosciutto on a flat surface side by side slightly overlapping and top with a basil leaf and a few slices of garlic (reserve a few slices to make dressing) and then top with mozzarella, wrap prosciutto to enclose and secure with a toothpick.
- Season with pepper and place on a baking tray and bake for 3 to 4 minutes or until mozzarella soften slightly and remove from oven and cool slightly and then remove toothpicks.
- Meanwhile, blend extra basil and reserved garlic in a food processor until finely chopped with a motor running, gradually add oil and process until smooth and season with salt.
- Spoon basil sauce onto serving plates and top with mozzarella parcels.
I love this appetizer. It is really good and easy. I love fresh mozzarella so I knew it would be a hit! My family and guests enjoyed this as well! I will be making it again. Thanks for sharing!
This was very easy to make and a wonderful presentation! I reduced the recipe by half, and used a fresh mozzarella ball, cut into four pieces. The taste was wonderful and I'm sure my friends will be impressed when I serve it to them! This was served as an entree (with some lovely focaccia), but I could definitely see serving it as an appy, before an entree. Thanks for sharing a wonderful recipe, I'mPat!