Bocconcini Eyeballs With Blood Salsa

Bocconcini Eyeballs With Blood Salsa
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A scary good recipe for Halloween parties; serve these creepy mozzarella eyeballs in pools of simple salsa blood. Recipe courtesy of Nadia G. Click Here to See More Halloween Recipes
  • 8 large green olives stuffed with pimentos
  • 16 bocconcini cheese balls
  • 8 slices prosciutto di parma
  • 1 can whole san marzano tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon aged balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red onion, minced
  • 1 handful fresh flat parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 handful fresh basil, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon dried greek oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon hot chile flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoon brown sugar
  • freshly cracked black pepper
  • crostini, for serving
  1. Slice the olives into ¼-inch discs. Place an olive disc in the center of a bocconcini ball and trace around it with a sharp paring knife. Carve out a ½-inch piece of cheese from the outline and place olive slice in the hole. Wrap a slice of prosciutto around the bocconcini eyeball.
  2. Pour the whole can of San Marzano tomatoes into a bowl. Add the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, red onion, parsley, basil, oregano, chile flakes, salt, sugar, and lots of freshly cracked pepper. Mix you’re your hands.
  3. Divide the eyeballs into pairs and place on individual plates. Add a couple of tablespoons of salsa to each plate. Serve with crostini.