Marinated Mozzarella with Oregano and Capers is another excellent recipe to serve at a wine tasting with your family and friends. I always come home with an empty container when I bring this dish to a party. This tasty might be the easiest appetizer you have ever whipped up, and will definitely impress your friends. This is a recipe that can easily be prepared ahead of time. I highly recommend this appetizer as it is easy to prepare and so delicious.
Marinated Mozzarella with Oregano and Capers Recipe:
Spicy Marinated Mozzarella with Oregano and Capers Recipe
12 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, drained*
6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano
1/4 teaspoon coarse or sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
1 tablespoon capers, chopped
Slice the mozzarella cheese into 1/4-inch thick slices. Overlap mozzarella cheese slices on a platter.
In a small frying pan over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons olive oil and heat. Add garlic and crushed red pepper; stir just until garlic begins to color, approximately 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
Off the heat, stir in oregano, salt, and pepper; let cool.
Stir in capers and remaining 4 tablespoons olive oil. Spoon over the mozzarella cheese slices.
Serve with artichoke hearts, olive, and sliced salami on the side.
Makes 6 appetizer servings.
Recipe slightly adapted from Bon Appetit magazine, January 2002 and the Epicurious.com website. Photo from Bon Appetit magazine.