Prosciutto-Wrapped Mozzarella from The Capital Grille

Prosciutto-Wrapped Mozzarella

Prosciutto-Wrapped Mozzarella from The Capital Grille

A delicious recipe from The Capital Grille that makes a perfect appetizer or snack. The Capital Grille is a fine-dining restaurant known for it’s atmosphere of relaxed elegance.

 

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Prosciutto-Wrapped Mozzarella
Prosciutto-Wrapped Mozzarella from The Capital Grille
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A delicious recipe from The Capital Grille that makes a perfect appetizer or snack.
Servings Prep Time
3 Servings 20 Minutes
Cook Time
65-90 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 Servings 20 Minutes
Cook Time
65-90 Minutes
Prosciutto-Wrapped Mozzarella
Prosciutto-Wrapped Mozzarella from The Capital Grille
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A delicious recipe from The Capital Grille that makes a perfect appetizer or snack.
Servings Prep Time
3 Servings 20 Minutes
Cook Time
65-90 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 Servings 20 Minutes
Cook Time
65-90 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: Servings
Instructions
  1. Slice the balls of mozzarella cheese into about 1/2-inch-thick slices weighing about 1 1/4 ounces each.
  2. Individually wrap the slices of mozzarella with slices of prosciutto, making certain to completely cover the cheese.
  3. Place the wrapped mozzarella on parchment paper and refrigerate until ready to use.
  4. Core tomatoes and cut into 1/2-inch dice. Halve or quarter smaller heirlooms tomatoes and place in a mixing bowl. Season with kosher salt and pepper. Let tomatoes rest.
  5. Brush slices of bread on both sides with the 1/4 cup hot clarified butter and sprinkle both sides liberally with the grated cheese.
  6. Press cheese gently into the bread. Toast in a panini press over medium-high heat or in a hot sauté pan that has been coated with clarified butter, turning once, until golden brown and crisp on each side. This will take 1 to 2 minutes per side. If using a skillet, cook slices in batches; do not crowd pan.
  7. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  8. Place remaining 2 tablespoons clarified butter in a hot skillet.
  9. Gently set pieces of wrapped mozzarella in the skillet and sauté 2 minutes per side or until exterior is crisp. Place seared mozzarella balls on a cookie sheet then transfer to oven. Cook until cheese starts to melt and is hot, about 5 minutes.
  10. Meanwhile toss tomatoes with olive oil, the chiffonade of basil and the balsamic.
  11. To assemble: Mound a spoonful of the tomato salad in the centers of three large, warmed dinner plates.
  12. Arrange the grilled mozzarella, leaning it against the tomato salad, around the front and side edges of the plate. Lean two croutons on the backside of the plates. Place a sprig of basil in the center of the tomatoes and serve immediately.
    Prosciutto-Wrapped Mozzarella
Cook's Notes
  • Pain rustique has a thick crust similar to Italian bread.
  • Grana Padano cheese is available specialty food stores.
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano could be substituted.

Source:
Jeff Beale, executive chef, The Capital Grille, Wisconsin

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