One of the many simple pleasures coming out of this Irish guy’s kitchen…but in my kitchen we call it…
Bru’sketta, just like Giada.
Ok, I never talk like that, but it sounds more fancy than saying tomatoes and bread, right?
Football season is behind us and everyone I know has had enough of the same old boring foods that they ate as they vegged out during the season.
Greasy, frozen, under spiced Buffalo wings, nachos, little weenies in dough, bags of ancient tortilla chips and fried tacos.
How about something fresh, healthy and easy to make?
Your heart will thank me for it later.
If you are currently living in a pond or in a fallout shelter and have never heard of bruschetta, it’s an Italian antipasto made with sliced, crusty bread, rubbed with fresh garlic and grilled until golden brown.
It can come to you with a variety of toppings. Usually a tomato and onion mixture but sometimes cured meats, cheeses and even beans with extra virgin olive oil drizzled on top.
The go-to recipe that I use the most is really the simplest one around.
Fresh chopped tomatoes, red onion, fresh basil and olive oil.
It takes less than 10 minutes to make and will be your go to quickie recipe for years.
Check out the recipe below.
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- 6 plum tomatoes, chopped
- 1/2 small red onion, diced (2 tbsp)
- 6 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
- 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 baguette
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and set aside in the refrigerator for an hour.
- Preheat oven to broil.
- Cut bread into 12 slices 3/4 inch thick.
- Brush with extra virgin olive oil on both sides.
- Grill, about 2 minutes per side, carefully making sure not to burn the bread.
- Shut off the oven, remove bread from oven, and rub each piece with some raw garlic.
- Don't just glide or whisp the garlic across the bread,,,,rub it like you are scratching the winning lottery ticket.
- Top each piece of bread with a spoonful of this awesome sauce and watch them disappear by the time you can say, "Throw that pig skin."