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Papaya and Mozzarella Carpaccio

with Basil

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Papaya and Mozzarella Carpaccio

Papaya and Mozzarella Carpaccio - Exotic variant of the classic Italian Caprese salad

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197
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15 min.
Preparation
easy
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Ingredients

for 2 servings
4 ounces Mozzarella (9% fat)
1 ripe Papaya (about 400 grams)
1 large red mild Chile pepper
2 sprigs Basil (or mint)
2 teaspoons Canola oil
½ teaspoon Chile oil
Salt
coarsely ground Pepper
4 slices Whole-grain baguette
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Kitchen utensils

1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Small knife, 1 Small bowl, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Peeler, 2 flat Plates

Preparation steps

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Papaya and Mozzarella Carpaccio preparation step 1

Drain the mozzarella, halve horizontally and cut into thin slices.

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Papaya and Mozzarella Carpaccio preparation step 2

Peel the papaya, halve lengthwise and remove the dark seeds with a spoon. Cut papaya halves crosswise into thin slices.

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Papaya and Mozzarella Carpaccio preparation step 3

Rinse the chile pepper, halve lengthwise, remove seeds and cut  lengthwise into very thin strips.

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Papaya and Mozzarella Carpaccio preparation step 4

Rinse basil or mint, shake dry and pluck leaves.

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Papaya and Mozzarella Carpaccio preparation step 5

Arrange papaya and mozzarella slices with the herbs on plates and sprinkle with chile pepper strips.

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Papaya and Mozzarella Carpaccio preparation step 6

Whisk together canola oil and chile oil with a pinch of salt and drizzle over the carpaccio. Season with pepper and serve immediately with baguette slices. 

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