Tuesday, May 16, 2006

 

Brushetta

Being Italian I feel the need to share one of my favorite recipe's in the world! This is great as an appetizer or quick snack.

Amount of ingredients depend on how much you want to make. It's pretty easy to figure it all out....

Narrow Italian or French loaf of bread
1 head garlic, cut in 1/2 crosswise
Extra-virgin olive oil
Sun-dried tomatoes
Parmesan Cheese (or an Italian cheese mix)
Pesto (I'd tell you all how to make this, but I found a great pre-made one in the store on the shelf with all the other pasta stuff...I believe Bertolli makes the best)

1) Preheat oven on broiler setting. Place a rack approximately 6 inches from broiler.
Slice the loaf of bread, on the bias, into 3/4-inch slices. Place bread in oven on sheet pan and broil until golden brown on both sides, approximately 2 minutes for the first side and 1 to 1 1/2 for second side.

2) Remove to a platter and rub each slice of bread with the garlic and then brush with olive oil.

3) Spread Pesto thinly over each slice

4) Sprinkle with cheese

5) Add as much, or as little, of the sun-dried tomatoes as you like

6) Place back under broiler for just a half-minute or so until the cheese melts and begins to brown.

Enjoy! Danielle

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