Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tasty Tuesday

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For the last few months I took a little break from my Tasty Tuesday posts. I love to cook and I love to eat, but I haven’t been too inspired to try anything new. That was until my new cookware arrived. I have enjoyed cooking with them and am inspired again. Over the last couple of weeks A LOT of cooking has been done and I have a few recipes to share and hopefully more to come. This week, however, I have to share one that has been a staple for me all summer – basic bruschetta. After my trip to Italy, where I learned how it was really supposed to be made, I make it almost daily. I make it so much I may just turn into a bruschetta. I’ve had prepared numerous ways here in the US, but this is the best I have had. Slainte!

Bruschetta – the way it’s meant to be

Ingredients

5-6 small, ripe tomatoes – sliced thin

3-4 fresh basil leaves – chopped

2 slices bread (I use crusty Italian)

1 garlic clove – sliced in half

extra virgin olive oil – to taste

salt and pepper – to taste

Directions

  1. Mix tomatoes, basil, olive oil (about 1 tbsp), and salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  2. Toast or grill bread on both sides. I use the panini press so it’s crispy.
  3. Rub each piece of bread with the cut-side of the garlic. This gives the flavor of garlic without the bitterness.
  4. Spoon the tomato mixture onto each slice of bread.
  5. Drizzle with olive oil and salt and pepper.
  6. Enjoy! I know I do.

The ingredients are enough for two pieces. Adjust accordingly.

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Just like heaven on a plate.

9 comments:

  1. Thanks for doing my dinner planning . . . Yep, that's right: my family is just going to be having bruschetta for dinner. =)

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  2. I really need to start liking tomatoes.

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  3. Oh a new recipe for one of my favorites! YUMMY!!

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  4. That looks perfecto! And I love bruschetta (and when people pronounce it correctly BREW SKET A) LOL.

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  5. This looks SO great : ) Oh my goodness. And happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday dear Pumpkin, happy Birthday to you! XO Hope it was SO great!

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  6. Yum. I'm having this very soon!

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  7. That is making my mouth water. For real.

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