Thursday, July 26, 2012


While there may be question on whether to pronounce it as "bru-SKEH-tah" or "bru-SHEH-tah", there is no question on whether or not it is enjoyed by all. Bruschetta is a wonderful appetizer and a quick-easy last minute fix.  We have company coming over?  NP - let me just whip up some bruschetta, surely to be a crowd pleaser.

3 vine-ripened tomatoes
2-3 cloves of garlic
10 Basil Leaves
1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
Freshly Ground Sea Salt
Freshly Ground Pepper
French baguette

Preheat Oven to 400 degrees.

Chop up the tomatoes.

Dice up the garlic.

Cut the Basil.

Mix in a bowl with the olive oil, salt, and pepper.  Set aside to absorb the flavor.

Slice the bread diagonally.

Place sliced bread directly on oven rack, let toast for 5 minutes, turn and let toast again.

Produces about 8 servings, depending on how much mixture you like to place atop the bread.  Go heavy or go light, you're the chef.  Serves well with a glass of white wine.