Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Baked Caprese

I created this years ago when I had extra stuff left over from making lasagne.

Baked Caprese Salad
This serves 6 as a light appetizer

2 big fat juicy Tomatoes
Any tomato or smooth spaghetti sauce
1/2 cup Ricotta Cheese
1 "ball" fresh Mozzarella
1 Egg
2 heaping Tablespoons Parmesan
Just a speck of Garlic Powder
Salt and Fresh Ground Pepper
Fresh Basil
Olive Oil Pam Spray
Balsamic Glaze (not shown in pic)

Spray each of a six non-stick muffin pan (or heat proof ceramic or glass cups)
Cut 6 1/4 inch slices of tomatoes from the fattest part of the
tomatoes and put one slice in each of the
six. Mix the Ricotta cheese, the egg, the Parmesan and the salt and pepper in a small bowl and divide it up onto each tomato, top with a teaspoon of the sauce. Top with a slice of Mozzarella.
Bake in a 325 degree oven for 10-15 minutes or until
they're bubbly and have "risen" a bit from the egg, let cool til lukewarm. Invert each onto a small saucer,
serve with a Chiffonade of Fresh Basil and a drizzle of Balsamic Glaze.

You can get Balsamic Glaze at Wegmans stores