[Sca-cooks] Interpretation question was: Period? was Tomatoes
Sandragood at aol.com
Fri Oct 6 14:07:39 PDT 2006
This is totally OOP, but we had a recent showcase recipe with The Pampered
Chef that was just delicious. A fantastic appetizer and a step above the
cucumber and tomato sandwiches you see at receptions. Sorry for the product
highlights, it's just easier to copy and paste without all the editing.
Caprese Mini Sandwiches
4 flat pita bread rounds(without pockets) although I made it with what could
1 tablespoon olive oil (we have a great basil blend oil that really accented
¼ cup (1 ounce) coarsely grated fresh Parmesan cheese
¼ teaspoon Pantry Italian Seasoning Mix
½ cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves
¼ cup toasted walnuts, chopped
1 garlic clove, pressed
¼ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons light balsamic salad dressing (I made mine fresh instead)
4 cups mixed baby salad greens or spinach leaves
2-3 balls fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced (about 8 ounces)
2 large plum tomatoes, sliced
Preheat oven to 425°F.
1.Place pita rounds on Large Round Stone; drizzle with oil, spreading
evenly. Sprinkle evenly with Parmesan cheese and seasoning mix. Bake 8-10 minutes
or until edges are light golden brown and cheese is melted.
2. Meanwhile, for pesto, place basil and walnuts on Cutting Board; finely
chop together using Food Chopper. Combine basil mixture, garlic pressed with
Garlic Press and salt in Classic Batter Bowl; mix well.
3. Turn over pita rounds on baking stone; drizzle with dressing, spreading
evenly to edges. Using Crinkle Cutter, cut each round into six wedges. Remove
half of the pita wedges to Cutting Board. Top each wedge with a small amount
of the greens. Place one slice of mozzarella cheese over greens; top with
pesto and one slice of tomato. Top with remaining pita wedges, cheese side up,
forming 12 mini sandwiches. Serve immediately.
Yield: 12 servings (well 12 mini sandwiches)
Cook’s Tip: To toast walnuts, spread over bottom of Small Oval Baker.
Microwave on HIGH 2-3 minutes or until fragrant and lightly toasted,
each 30-second interval.
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