Grilled Antipasto with Mezzo Soprano Sauce


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Grilled Antipasto with Mezzo Soprano Sauce

Serving Size - 6 people


Soprano Sauce

6 anchovy fillets, drained and finely minced
4 cloves garlic finely minced
1 tablespoon capers drained and coarsely chopped
2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Sea salt to taste

½ cup extra virgin olive oil
2 small sweet potatoes peeled and each cut into 1/2 inch wide slices
4 medium zucchini, each cut into 4 long slices
2 small radicchio, cut into quarters
1 medium eggplant, cut into 1/2 inch wide slices
3 small bunches green onions, trimmed
1 pint large, ripe cherry tomatoes, tossed in a bowl with a little oil
1 lemon, cut into wedges
Kosher salt


Grilling Method: Direct/Medium Heat

To make the Soprano Sauce: Combine the anchovies, garlic and capers in a small bowl or a food processor. Slowly whisk in the olive oil and season further with salt if desired. Set aside.

Lightly coat cut vegetables with oil. Sprinkle with salt.

One by one lay the vegetable slices and green onions on the cooking grate over Direct/Medium heat. (Do this in batches if necessary so the grill is not crowded.) Cook about 4 to 5 minutes. Turn the vegetables over halfway through the cooking time. Cook 3 or 4 minutes longer or until done. As soon as vegetables are done, remove from grill and transfer to a platter: the zucchini, radicchio and green onions should be done first; the eggplant will take a little longer and the sweet potatoes will be the last to cook through. While the vegetables are warm, coat with Soprano Sauce. Let cool to room temperature and coat again if necessary.

When all the other vegetables are done, place the tomatoes onto the cooking grate to mark and warm through, about 2 minutes. Coat with Soprano Sauce and place onto the platter with the other vegetables, if desired. Decorate with lemon wedges and serve at room temperature.