Mozzarella & Roasted Pepper Crostini
Recipe type: Canape
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Serves: 20
 
For me a canapé has to be quick,easy and packed with flavour. This one comes courtesy of my lovely friend Vic, who effortlessly put them together during a wine tasting evening. Now if your heart desires you can make all the aspects of this recipe as shown below or for when time is of the essence or you get unexpected visitors try the cheats method, both taste wonderful!
Ingredients
  • 1 mini baguette (you can use a norma sized baguette, your canapés will just be larger.
  • 2 tablespoons of chilli oil (if you don't have chilli infused oil, simply mix ½ tsp of mild chilli power/flakes into extra virgin olive oil)
  • 1 organic red pepper, halved and seeded
  • 1 organic yellow pepper, halved and seeded
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 125g buffalo mozzarella
  • Fresh basil leaves, torn
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Cheats version
  • 1 packet of crostini (try chilli or oregano versions for added flavour)
  • 1 jar roasted peppers
  • 125g buffalo mozzarella
  • 1 jar pesto (or freshly torn basil leaves if available)
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Place peppers, cut side up, on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil.
  3. Divide garlic among peppers. Sprinkle with oregano and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Roast until flesh is tender and skin is blistered in spots, 35 minutes.
  5. Transfer peppers to a plate, allow to cool before slicing to appropriate sizes.
  6. Slice the mini baguette into 1cm rounds and place on a lined baking sheet
  7. Brush with the chilli oil and bake in the preheated oven for 5-10 minutes until crisp and golden
  8. Allow to cool
  9. To arrange the canapés, simply place a piece of mozzarella on each crostini, season then add a slice of roasted pepper and finish with the torn basil.
  10. Serve at once
  11. For the cheats version, arrange as detailed above, if using pesto rather than basil simply spread a layer on the crostini before putting on he mozzarella.
  12. Serve at once
Recipe by HEALTHY-CHEF at https://healthy-chef.co.uk/mozzarella-roasted-pepper-crostini/