Sunday, January 10, 2010

Bruschetta alla Julie and Julia

After watching Julie and Julia “again,” with the Garcia foodies (JD’s Aunties) we had no choice but to make our own bruschetta as a tribute to the movie, which we enjoyed with a bottle of Lambrusco Dell'Emilia Bianco (Trader Joe's).

Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta
  • 4 slices Filone bread (or large French baguette)
  • 16 oz. assorted heirloom cherry tomatoes, quartered 
  • Extra virgin olive oil 
  • 1-2 clove garlic, peeled and chopped 
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 
  • sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste 
  • 3 leaves chopped fresh basil
Toss tomatoes, chopped garlic, basil, 3 tablespoons olive oil, balsamic vinegar, 1 teaspoon sea salt and a pinch of pepper in a bowl, refrigerate until ready to serve.

Fry bread in 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet, browning on each side, and adding 1 more tablespoon if oil if necessary.

Spoon bruschetta onto pan toasted bread and serve.

Serves 2.

Lambrusco Dell'Emilia Bianco
Trader Joe's


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