Have a party coming up? Inviting your friends over to house warming party or a small get-together but aren’t really sure what to serve them? Try serving them capicola!
We are hitting the anniversary of lock-down! I think all of us are feeling a little anxious as we slowly start hanging out in larger social circles again. Everything that was used to feel so confident in, has suddenly felt new and awkward. We want to make it easy for you!
So here is an easy appetizer to impress your friends are your next house party.
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An exquisite and impressive appetizer to serve! It is extremely easy to make.
Capocollo is a traditional Italian dry-cured meat that can be served alone, in a sandwich, or sometimes as we prefer, as an appetizer! Thinly sliced Italian capocollo, also said as capicola, served on a bed of fresh arugula leaves, topped with some lemon juice, capers, and extra virgin olive oil is delicious!
4 ounces Capocollo cured meat- thinly sliced
6 ounces fresh arugula salad
1/2 lemon- juiced
1 Tbsp. capers – rinsed
extra virgin olive oil
On a large serving platter, spread and cover the entire surface with arugula leaves.
Gently place slices of capicola randomly over the bed of arugula.
Drizzle on top with some lemon juice and olive oil.
Scatter capers and a few arugula leaves on top to garnish and serve.
Capicola is really made from dried cured pork. Basically, it’s an Italian cold cut similar to salami but the taste is a cross between prosciutto and pancetta. You can find capocollo/capicola in almost every Italian food market around the world. They also come in pre-packed packages as “sweet” or “hot.” People often prefer the “sweet” capicola but if you want a little bit more spice then you could use the “hot” capicola.
And, because capicola is a slice of fattier cold cut meat, we like to serve it with fresh arugula, some capers, lemon juice, and extra-virgin olive oil drizzled over the entire dish to off-set some of the saltiness.
But nevertheless, they all enhance sensational flavors to the cured capicola all at once! The best part is it only takes 5 minutes to prepare, and it makes a wonderful appetizer to serve next to a board filled with your favorite cheeses.
Just place it on your buffet table and let everyone help themselves. It is quick and easy to make. It also adds a little bit of class to any party that could impress your friends the next time they visit.
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Try it out and tell us how it goes in the comments. I think I will try the “hot” capicola next!