My Favorite Bruschetta Recipe
Bruschetta is an Italian appetizer that dates back to about the 15th century. It consists of grilled bread, coated with garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. A common United States variation of this dish consists of basil, garlic, tomato, mozzarella cheese, and onion, however there are many different Bruschetta recipes. For example, pieces of meat or other vegetables can be added for different flavors. Bruschetta makes a very easy, yet elegant appetizer for dinner parties, or a quick snack for the kids after school.
How to prepare original Bruschetta:
You will need:
Tuscan Bread, thickly sliced, fresh is the best
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Cut six slices of bread and toast over open coals ( I use a regular toaster and it works well too)
When both sides of bread are grilled, remove from coals and rub with a fresh, roasted clove of garlic by squeezing the pulp of the clove. Be careful you do not want to overwhelm the taste of the dish.
Drizzle the bread with olive oil
Season with salt and pepper
My favorite version of Bruschetta involves the above ingredients, however you will also need mozzarella, tomatoes, fresh basil.
Finely dice the tomatoes and let them drain for about an hour.
Chop the fresh basil
Combine those ingredients with olive oil, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
Toast the bread until it is golden brown, remove from heat, and rub with roasted garlic, turn over and rub the other side with garlic as well.
Put a slice of mozzarella on each slice and return to oven until cheese is melted. Remove from heat.
Spread each slice with the tomato mixture, serve and enjoy!
This appetizer is great for anything and most that like garlic bread enjoy this dish as well. Try serving it with spaghetti to add a little flare to an ordinary meal. It is bound to be a hit with any crowd.
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