1 pound fresh white mushrooms
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/3 cup red-wine vinegar
3 ounces sliced smoked ham or Canadian bacon, cut in 1-inch strips
1 medium red or green bell pepper, cut in 1-inch pieces
16 fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoons chopped parsley


1. Prepare outdoor grill, placing grill rack 5 inches from heat source, or preheat broiler. With a small brush, clean mushrooms; set aside. In small bowl combine oil and vinegar; set aside.
2. On 4 large or 8 smaller skewers alternately thread mushrooms, ham or bacon, pepper and basil leaves. Brush generously with oil-vinegar mixture.
3. Grill or broil 5 inches from heat source until mushrooms are golden, turning occasionally , about 6 to 7 minutes. Place skewers on platter, brush with any remaining oil-vinegar mixture. Sprinkle with parsley.
If you are using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 20 minutes before adding the vegetables to avoid flame-ups on the grill.
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