Friday, February 5, 2010

Bruschetta Two Ways

One of my favorite things to make (and eat) is bruschetta and as you can see, I kind of pile on the toppings to make it a little meal in and of itself. You can try all sorts of healthy combinations but my favorite will always be beefsteak red and yellow tomatoes with basil and fresh ground pepper. Another favorite at our house is shaved parmesan cheese with arugula. And the best part is, it doesn't taste like you're being healthy at all! Here is how:

1. Freshness and quality are key when you're cooking with only a small number of ingredients. Find a nice big loaf of crusty italian bread, try some focaccia bread or a baguette, or get brave and make your own! Cut it in thick slices and toss in a shallow pan with just a bit of olive oil (the greener the tastier) on medium heat. Just don't walk too far from the stove at this point as it will burn fast!

2. Second step is simple—just rough chop your basil, arugula, tomatoes, prosciutto, whatever you please! You can slice your cheese in thin rectangular pieces if you don't have one of these handy cheese planes as shown in the photo.

3. Now assemble, top with freshly ground black peppercorns if you like and....



Metalsgirl said...

Oh my gosh that looks so good I want to go make it right now!!!!!!

geschichtenvonkat said...

it IS good! and darnit, it's making me hungry too, haha.