Roasted Red Bell Pepper with Buffalo Mozzarella and Fresh Basil

Roasted Red Bell Pepper with Buffalo Mozzarella and Fresh Basil

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 60 minutes

8 Servings

Roasted Red Bell Pepper with Buffalo Mozzarella and Fresh Basil

Ingredients

  • • 2 large red bell peppers
  • • 4 cloves garlic, sliced paper thin
  • • 2 medium sized balls Buffalo Mozzarella
  • • 10 basil leaves
  • • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • • Kosher salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Roast the red bell peppers on a gas grill. Char all sides so that the outside is blackened.
  2. Place the charred peppers in a brown paper bag (or a sealable plastic container) and wrap the top tightly to seal. Allow the peppers to steam/cool for 15 to 20 minutes. This process allows the skin to separate from the body of the pepper.
  3. Take the cooled pepper out of the bag. Remove the stem/core with a knife and then cut into quarters. Scrape the charred skin off the outside and seeds/pieces of core from the inside. Place into a bowl.
  4. Sauté garlic slices in olive oil under very low heat for 5 minutes. Pour the oil/garlic on the peppers. Let peppers marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Arrange peppers in the middle of a good-sized serving plate. Place slices of mozzarella in the middle. Add fresh basil leaves.
  6. Drizzle with some of the oil used to marinate the peppers and balsamic vinegar. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve.
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