Grilled Squid Steak Caprese Style
6-6 ounce squid steaks
1/2 pound smoked mozzarella
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh oregano, chopped
6 larges slices ripe tomato
16 fresh basil leaves (approximately)
1 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons kosher salt
Toasted Almond Pesto (optional)
Place squid steaks in a ziplock bag. Add olive oil, thyme, oregano, and salt.
Marinate for 30 minutes outside of refrigerator.
Slice tomatoes and slice mozzarella. In nonreactive saucepan simmer balsamic vinegar until reduced by half.
Remove from heat. Prepare a very hot grill.
Grill squid steaks about one minute per side. Remove to platter. Top each steak with 1 basil leaf, then cheese, a basil leaf, then tomato, a basil leaf, then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
Dot plate with pesto if desired. Scatter with remaining basil
Serves 6 people as a main course. Enjoy!