Thursday, September 10, 2009

Marinated Bocconcini

Here's a great and easy nibble. Perfect with a glass of wine or cocktail. And even better when shared at home at an impromptu gathering of friends and neighbors. Strangely enough, bocconcini has become a fridge staple for me. Marinated like this or plain, it's delicious speared on a toothpick with a bit of tomato and dipped in pesto.

P.S. Bocconcini is simply bite-sized fresh mozzarella balls.

Marinated Bocconcini

1 pint bocconcini
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon Italian herb seasoning (or just oregano)
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Freshly ground pepper and kosher salt
1/3 cup basil, cut in chiffonade

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine. Marinate at room temperature for at least one hour.

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