Grilled Caprese Skewers

5 minutes cooking

6

Introduction

Caprese Salad, the classic tomato, mozzarella and basil trio, a simple but sure to please combination, done with a twist that brings out even more flavor is a tried and tested recipe.

Grilled Caprese Skewers

How To

These are so easy to prepare ahead of time and then you can cook them over the fire when you’re ready.  I recommend making a balsamic glaze at home and bringing it with you.  But if you want to do it all at the campsite, that’s possible too - you’ll just need a pan to reduce the balsamic vinegar.  The instructions are below.


Balsamic glaze (recommend to do at home for ease)

  • Mix balsamic vinegar with brown sugar in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly until sugar has dissolved. 

  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer until glaze is reduced by half, about 20 minutes. Glaze should coat the back of a spoon. 

  • Let cool and pour into a jar with a lid; store in the refrigerator.



Grilled Caprese

  • Take your skewers or stick and thread 2 tomatoes and 2 mozzarella balls and 3 basil leaves on each kebab (alternating). Drizzle the kebabs with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

  • Cook each side for about 2-3 minutes over your hot coals until the tomatoes get soft and slightly charred and the cheese is melting.  Turn frequently so your cheese doesn’t melt off!

  • Place the kebabs immediately on a platter to serve and drizzle with balsamic glaze.

Variations

  • Substitute any other flavored balsamic vinegar to suit your taste. 

  • Instead of brown sugar, substitute molasses, honey, maple syrup or agave nectar. The flavor is intense and should be used as a drizzle only. 

  • Some of my favorite ways to serve are with gorgonzola cheese and green onions on pasta or portobello mushrooms, on grilled beets and carrots, with salmon or pork, or as a dressing on salad.

  • 20 small tomatoes

  • 20 medium fresh mozzarella balls

  • 30 fresh basil leaves (tear or fold large leaves)

  • 10 kebabs

  • olive oil

  • kosher salt and black pepper

  • balsamic glaze

  • Balsamic vinegar 2 cups

  • Honey or brown sugar ½ cup (optional, vinegar may be reduced with no sugar added)

Ingredients