Bocconicini and Sicilia Olive Skewers


 Chef: Zoe

Serves 24:


2 tsp. fennel seeds

2 tsp. orange zest

3 tbsp. fresh orange juice

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

200g olovini or boccincin cheese

24 large wooden skewers

24 fresh mint leaves

12 pitted Sicilian olives, halved

1/4 large telegraph cucumber, seeded and cut into 2 sm chunks

2 tablespoons olive oil

Pinch of salt



In a mixing bowl combine fennel seeds, orange zest and juice, and pepper.

Gently stir in the cheese and marinate for 1 hour at room temperature or up to

3 hours in the refrigerator. (Marinate overnight to save time.)

To assemble:

Place 1 mint leaf on a skewer, about 3/4 inch up; add 1 olive half and 1

cucumber chunk.

Place 1 cube of cheese on the end.

Drizzle with olive oil.

These can be made several hours in advance and stored in the refrigerator

until ready to serve.

Bring to room temperature before serving