Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Superbowl Countdown #4



Superbowl Countdown #4


Just thought I'd jump on the ban wagon, and participate in some fun Superbowl Mania.


Trivia:


Q. What revolutionary product was introduced in a creepy Superbowl ad in 1984?
A. The Apple MacIntosh computer.

Q. What infamous halftime event spiced up Super Bowl XXXVIII?




Recipe:


Bruschetta :


Ingredients

  • 6 or 7 ripe plum tomatoes (about 1 1/2 lbs) diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 6-8 fresh basil leaves, chopped.
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 baguette French bread or similar Italian bread sliced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Method

  1. Make sure there is a top rack in place in your oven. Turn on the oven to 450°F to preheat.
  2. While the oven is heating, chop up the tomatoes finely. Put tomatoes, garlic, 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, vinegar in a bowl and mix. Add the chopped basil. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Slice the baguette on a diagonal about 1/2 inch thick slices. Coat one side of each slice with olive oil using a pastry brush. and sprinkle the other 2 cloves of finely chopped garlic.
  4. Place on a cooking sheet, . You will want to toast them in the top rack in your oven, so you may need to do these in batches depending on the size of your oven. Once the oven has reached 450°F, place a tray of bread slices in the oven on the top rack. Toast for 5-6 minutes, until the bread just begins to turn golden brown.
  5. Align the bread on a serving platter, olive oil side up. Either place the tomato topping in a bowl separately with a spoon for people to serve themselves over the bread, or place some topping on each slice of bread and serve. If you top each slice with the tomatoes, do it right before serving or the bread may get soggy.

****** Alternatively, you can toast the bread without coating it in olive oil first. Toast on a griddle for 1 minute on each side. Take a sharp knife and score each slice 3 times. Rub some garlic in the slices and drizzle half a teaspoon of olive oil on each slice. This is the more traditional method of making bruschetta.







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1 comment:

  1. I'm laughing so hard...I must be a little dyslexic...twice I read it...and thought it said 1948...and I was like huh???...and Bruschetta...the boys wouldn't even get a sniff of it before I would eat the whole pan....

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