Tomato And Mozzarella Shells

Monday, July 20, 2009

I'm thinking about little ladylike summer lunches. These look good, don't they!?

They're perfect for a girls' lunch - in fact, I made them last week and was so happy with them that if you come over to visit in the next week or so, I'm likely to be still so in love with them that you'll enjoy them with me again. But be sure to act surprised!

1 six-count package of Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Shells
2 or 3 Roma tomatoes, sliced. Red-red-red.
6 fresh mozzarella balls, cut in half (these are the ones that are sold in the cheese section in their own liquid. The rounds are about the size of a gumball).
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup roughly grated parmesan (large shreds)
handful of fresh basil leaves
olive oil
salt, pepper

Bake the puff pastry shells according to the directions on the box. When they're done, remove the tops so the shells are ready to be filled.

While the shells are cooking, mix together the 1/4 c. mayonnaise and the 1/4 c. parmesan:

In the bottom of each cooked shell, place a spoonful of the mayonnaise/parm and spread:

Next, fill the shell with one slice of tomato, then a 1/2 round of mozzarella, then another slice of tomato and another 1/2 round of mozzarella:

Give each filled shell a splash of olive oil, a sprinkle of salt and freshly ground pepper, and tuck in a couple of basil leaves:
Can't even say how delicious these turned out!

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