The Triton

Career

Crew’s Mess: Chicken and Bocconcini Caprese Salad

ADVERTISEMENT

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler

Here is a recipe that I like to use for a flavorful alternative to greens. I like to double the amount of cheese marinated as it makes a nice addition to an appetizer tray. Bocconcini are 1- to 2-inch balls of fresh mozzarella packed in water. I have also seen them packaged as mozzarella “pearls.” They can be found in the refrigerated aisle of most grocery stores.

 

Ingredients

16 oz. drained bocconcini

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

3 Tbsp. capers, finely chopped

2 Tbsp. fresh Italian parsley, finely chopped

1 Tbsp. fresh thyme, finely chopped

1 garlic clove, thinly sliced

1 tsp. kosher salt

1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

 

Mix ingredients together in bowl. Refrigerate four hours, turning once an hour.

 

4 boneless chicken breasts, split

I pint cherry tomatoes, cut in half

2 Tbsp. coarse black pepper

1 tsp. sea salt

2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

Caprese salad

Pound chicken breasts until half-inch thick.

In a cast iron skillet, heat EVOO and char chicken until cooked through. Remove from heat and let cool.

Cut chicken into bite-size pieces.

In a bowl, combine all ingredients and bocconcini (including marinade) until well incorporated. Chill in fridge and then serve. Enjoy.

 

Capt. John Wampler (www.yachtaide.com) has worked on yachts for more than 30 years. His recipes are casual enough for anyone to prepare.

Related Posts...
Crew's Mess: by Capt. John Wampler On my recent 207th Read more...
Crew's Mess: by Capt. John Wampler The great thing about Read more...
Crew's Mess: by Capt. John Wampler In the United States, Read more...
Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler Recently, I delivered a Viking Read more...
Crew Mess: by Capt. John Wampler When was the last Read more...

Share This Post

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please answer the question below to leave a comment. * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Editor’s Picks

Capt. Ryan O’Meara dies in the Bahamas

Capt. Ryan O’Meara dies in the Bahamas

By Dorie Cox Capt. Ryan O’Meara loved the water, his yacht crew, and his work on M/Y Pipe Dream, a 112-foot Westport. He was in the …

Underway and over the top with Capt. Grant Maughan

Underway and over the top with Capt. Grant Maughan

A lifetime of experiences on land and at sea culminate as Capt. Grant Maughan summits Mount Everest in May. By Dorie Cox Capt. Grant …

‘Excellent’ waterways make for ‘great’ voyage into America’s Upper South

‘Excellent’ waterways make for ‘great’ voyage into America’s Upper South

By Lucy Chabot Reed The four-member crew of M/Y Sensation, a 112 Westport, took the vessel from Fort Lauderdale to Nashville, Tennessee, …

Renovation plans for Pier 66, The Sails take a step forward

Renovation plans for Pier 66, The Sails take a step forward

By a vote of 4-1, Fort Lauderdale city commissioners last night approved a development agreement with Tavistock Development Company, owners …