Yield: Yields four appetizer-size napoleons.
This showstopping appetizer is complex, but many of the components can (and should) be made in advance so that the final assembly is simple. Smoked salmon is a delicious substitute if you’re not in the mood for lobster.
Make Ahead Tips
The strained basil oil will keep in the refrigerator for up to a month.
I made this appetizer a few years ago and I absolutely loved it. It is time-consuming and one has to be aware of the need of advanced prep and good use of organizational skills, especially around the rest of the meal. Also care has to be taken when layering the different ingredients or it will topple! It is a show stopper when placed in front of guests and it is equally delicious. I love it when Fine Foods offers challenges for us foodies!
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