Salami, Mozzarella and Basil-Tomato Skewers
By Paula Deen
- Prep time: 10 minutes
- Cook time: 10 minutes
- Servings: 10
- 12 bamboo skewers
- 24 cherry tomatoes
- 24 basil leaves
- 12 oz cut into 1 inch cubes salami
- 12 oz cut into 1 inch cubes smoked mozzarella
- olive oil
- freshly cracked black pepper
Soak skewers in water for 30 minutes. Preheat grill or broiler on low heat.
Wrap each tomato with a basil leaf.
On each skewer, thread a cube of salami, a cube of mozzarella and a basil-wrapped cherry tomato. Repeat with additional salami, mozzarella, and tomato.
Place the skewers on a baking sheet. Broil 4 to 5 inches from heat about 1 minute or until just warm. (If grilling, place them on the grill over low heat, or as the coals are burning down, for 1 to 2 minutes, turning once.) Watch skewers carefully so that the cheese softens a little but does not melt.
Arrange skewers on a serving platter. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with cracked pepper. Serve warm.