Saturday Morning Bruschetta

So simple, so tasty

A bruschetta might has the best ratio between ease-to make / tastiness. Although the traditional way of making it always tastes great, I tend to go freestyle, while putting an emphasis on using super fresh, high quality products.

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This is a perfect dish to make when friends are hoping by, or when you want to make a quick tasty dinner for a loved one. So this morning when a couple of friends visited, I quickly went out to buy some awesome bread, heated a grilling pan and went right to it.

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I made two different kinds this time, one with tomato, basil and parmigiano which I guess is more traditional, and another with anchovies and hot pepper to start the day with a bang. I think that this might be my favorite breakfast.

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Tomato and Parmigiano Bruschetta

Italian or french bread (1½cm slices)
5 ripe tomatoes (diced into 1½cm cubes)
Handful of basil leaves (roughly chopped)
Crushed parmigiano reggiano
1 clove of garlic
Extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt and ground pepper

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Spread some olive oil on the sliced bread and place it on a hot a grilling pan, grill it for about 2-4 minutes on each side, when it is starts to ‘burn’ on the edges it’s time to take it off. While the bread is hot, rub it with fresh garlic.

Mix all the ingredients in a mixing bowl, add a generous amount of olive oil, salt and pepper.

Carefully top each slice of bread with the tomato mix. Feel free to let it rest for a bit so the bread will absorb some goodness.

Anchovies and Green Chilli Bruschetta

Italian or french bread (1½cm slices)
1 Large green chilli pepper (the mild ones), finely sliced
Anchovies in olive oil
Extra virgin olive oil
Ground pepper

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Spread some olive oil on the sliced bread and place it on a hot a grilling pan, grill it for about 2-4 minutes on each side, when it is starts to ‘burn’ on the edges it’s time to take it off.

Place the anchovies on the grilled bread.

In a bowl, mix the chilli pepper, ground black pepper and a very generous amount of olive oil, then spread it on top of the bread.

I have to say it again – I think that this might be my favorite breakfast.

All photos in this post were taken by Elad Baranga AKA barangapix

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