Caprese Skewers

by stoked

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Ingredients Used:

  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, lived into thin pieces
  • 8 ounces good quality french bread, about 5 1- inch slices
  • 12 ounces Swiss cheese
  • 24 cherry tomatoes
  • 24 basil leaves
  • kosher salt & greatly ground black pepper

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Prep Time: 25 minutes
Grilling Time: 5 minutes


Step 1
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If using wooden skewers, place in a bowl or shallow plate filled with 1 inch of water and soak for 20 minutes. If using metal skewers, set aside.

Step 2

Bring balsamic vinegar to medium heat in a small saucepan and cook for 20 minutes or until reduced by half.

Step 3

The vinegar is just right when it coats the back of a spoon. Cover with a lid and keep warm.

Step 4

In another small saucepan, add the extra virgin olive oil and the garlic cloves and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes or until the oil becomes fragranced with garlic.

Step 5

Remove from heat and brush both sides of the bread slices with the garlic infused oil. Cut the bread into 1-inch cubes.

Step 6
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Thread the skewers starting with a cube of bread, then cheese, then tomato and a basil leaf and repeat another time, ending with a cube of bread. Repeat with the rest of the skewers.

Step 7

Give each skewer another generous dab of the olive oil and then a sprinkle of kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Step 8

Bring grill to high heat.

Step 9
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Place skewers on grill rack and cook for 4 minutes or so, turning skewers every 30 seconds to 1 minute. .

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When the tomatoes begin to blister, the bread starts to toast, cheese is melty, and all sides are cooked evenly remove from the grill.

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Drizzle with reduced balsamic. *If balsamic reduction begins to thicken, heat again over medium heat and stir until thinned.

Step 12
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Serve and enjoy!