Over the weekend we met up with some friends to cheer on California Chrome…womp, womp! While the thoroughbred came up short, the appetizer I brought to share was certainly a crowd-pleaser.
Living in South Philadelphia, not far from the Italian Market, I’m fortunate to have Di Bruno Brothers at my disposal. Di Bruno Brothers has been serving up gourmet goodness since 1939 and are well-known for their exceptional cheeses, meats and other Italian specialities. I picked up a few simple ingredients: marinated mozzarella, roasted red peppers, salami, Roman artichokes, and pitted Kalamata olives – then I got to work! Simply assemble ingredients on wooden skewers and violà….the easiest appetizer ever! Easy to pick up and eat, each skewer is exploding with flavor. And the best part – they can be made in advance and you can easily find all of these ingredients at your local supermarket.
The combinations are endless – here are a few other tasty ingredients to help you customize your skewer:
-Mozzarella (marinated or plain)
-Roasted red peppers
-Tortellini (cooked, chilled and dressed with Italian vinaigrette)
-Italian bread (cubed and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil)