Sergio Maglione from Farina restaurant in Auckland cooks up some delicious autumn dishes.

Bocconcini Farina

This is a great entree to start the evening.

Serves 6

80ml extra-virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove, finely sliced
1 yellow capsicum, diced into 2cm pieces
1 red capsicum, diced into 2cm pieces
12 pitted black taggesca olives
12 capers
6 slices of Ghiotti parma ham
12 large basil leaves
300g buffalo bocconcini

Preheat oven to 200C.

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Heat a medium saucepan over a high heat, add the oil, garlic and capsicum and saute until caramelised, then add olives and capers. Remove from heat and set aside.

Lay 6 slices of parma ham on bench, place a basil leaf and bocconcini ¾ of the length of ham and wrap ham around.

Place ham on a greased oven tray and bake at 200C for 5 minutes or until the bocconcini starts to melt.

To serve, arrange a serving plate and with capsicum and place wrapped bocconcini on top and garnish with basil leaves.