Shrimp Caprese Salad
Basil. Tomatoes. Mozzarella. A trio of foods that taste amazing together. What could I do with these three ingredients that was simple, classic and robust with flavor? Caprese Salad. I turned to Pinterest for inspiration and came up with an alteration of this common salad. I used The Pioneer Woman’s directions for making a balsamic reduction, but I didn’t reduce mine to a glaze. My final product of the balsamic reduction was similar to the consistency of a vinaigrette, which is the consistency I was going for. Please enjoy the recipe.
- Balsamic Reduction – follow the directions from The Pioneer Woman. If you want your consistency to be that of a vinaigrette, as mine was, do not cook the balsamic vinegar until it is thick.
- 1tbsp of basil, chopped
- 4oz of fresh mozzarella pearls
- 1/2lb of shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 3 tomatoes, sliced and halved
- 2 tbsp of butter
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1 tsp of honey
- 1 bay leaf
- Olive oil for drizzling