Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil

1/2 baguette or crusty long loaf bread, sliced (12 pieces)
2 large cloves garlic, cracked away from skin
Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
3 small plum tomatoes, halved and seeded
20 fresh basil leaves
Coarse salt

Preheat broiler to high, and place bread slices on a broiler pan.  Char bread on each side under hot broiler, keep an eye on it!  Rub toasts with cracked garlic and drizzle with oil.  Chop seeded tomatoes and place in a small bowl.  Pile  basil leaves on top of one another and roll into a log. Thinly slice basil into green confetti and loosely combine with tomatoes.  Add a drizzle of oil and a little coarse salt to the bowl and gently toss tomatoes and basil to coat.  Pile toasts a round the bowl of topping.  Place a spoon to scoop topping in bowl and serve.

4 servings

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