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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Grilled Prosciutto, Fresh Mozzarella Garlic Toasts with Fresh Basil | Easy Summer Entertaining Recipes



Prosciutto & Fresh Mozzarella
on Grilled Garlic Toasts

makes 24 toasts
1 baguette
2 cloves of garlic, peeled
3 tablespoons of olive oil
8 ounces of fresh mozzarella, sliced
6 slices of prosciutto, thinly sliced
sea salt & cracked pepper
fresh basil, chopped

Prepare the bread by slicing it into thin slices.  Grill bread just before serving.  You can do it under the broiler in your oven, or on the grill.  Brush the bread with olive oil on one side.  If broiling, place them on a sheet oiled side up and place them under the broiler for 1-2 minutes.  Be careful not to burn!  If grilling, also grill the bread for 1-2 minutes.  When you remove them from the grill or oven, let them cool slightly, then rub the raw clove of garlic on each piece.

If grilling, brush the other side of the bread with oil, the put that side down on the baking sheet or tray.  If you are broiling in the oven, just keep the toasts on the sheet with their toasted side up. Top each piece of bread with small, thin slices of prosciutto.  Then, top each with a slice of fresh mozzarella.  Grill or broil the toasts for 2 minutes, or just until the mozzarella begins to melt.  Remove from the grill or broiler and top with salt, pepper and fresh basil.




Ready to go on the grill along with some artichokes (Grilled Artichokes recipe here).


The toasts have been grilled, now I'm ready to top them with prosciutto and cheese.


Hot from the grill - these are great as an appetizer or as part of dinner... like deluxe cheese bread.  I often serve them when we're having a vegetarian soup or pasta, then Mike feels like we've had something hearty with meat.



I like to serve these with another grilled appetizer favorite - Grill Artichokes with a Lemon Caper Aioli.  Both make great appetizers or as a side with a steak, grilled fish or kebabs.

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11 comments:

  1. I love your rustic presentation. The toasts looks yummy! And easy too!

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  2. Proscuitto is a favorite of mine!!! I swear while in Italy for a week I think I ate at least a lb of it! Love this idea! Definitely using it for my next get together!

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  3. Anonymous10:47 PM

    This recipe is absolutely amazing! I will be making this for friends and family for a long time to come. Brilliant!

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  4. Anonymous9:07 PM

    I live in Italy...I might just use these ideas! YUM -Natasha

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  5. michele5:19 PM

    i just made these & they were fabulous! i ate 6 pieces myself LOL

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  6. Could you use Canadian bacon instead?

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  7. These look absolutely lovely! (And beautiful photography, too!)

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  8. Wow. looks amazing!
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  9. Just made them with leftover salami for a quick lunch...yummy!

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  10. Enjoyed this easy appetizers recipe when I prepared it. I did use the roll sausage instead of the links of sausage. Saved recipe as I plan to prepare again.

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  11. So flavorful and easy to make.

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