WARM CAPRI SALAD
Prep time 10 mins Cooking time 35 mins Serves 2
100ml balsamic vinegar 2 tbsp brown sugar 2 star anise 2 tomatoes (see hint below) 4 strips turkey bacon 1 tbsp olive oil 150g buffalo mozzarella cheese, torn into chunks Basil, a handful, shredded
Preheat oven to 180ºC. Simmer vinegar, sugar and star anise in a saucepan until the liquid is reduced to half, about 15 minutes. Slice off the tomatoes at the bottom so that they can stand upright. Cover each tomato in two strips of turkey bacon. Place on a baking tray and sprinkle olive oil over. Season with salt and pepper. Bake until the turkey bacon is golden, about 20 minutes. Serve on a bed of cheese and basil. Pour the sauce over.
☞ Hint: Roast tomatoes for longer or shorter time depending on size. They’re ready as soon as the skin bursts open.