Usually we would have bruschetta
in the summer months with ripe juicy tomatoes, garlic and basil but, when the days are cold, topping grilled rustic bread with the warm earthy, almost meaty flavour of roasted mushrooms hits the right note.
Just add shrimps to liven up a simple bruschetta
which is sure to add that spark to your Christmas buffet table.
That's what I've done this year with my recipe for bruschetta
with chargrilled asparagus with Parma ham, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce.
Both menus include our classic Bruschetta
to start followed by a choice of three pizzas and three pastas.
V Spicy Egyptian stew with roasted peppers, roasted aubergines, tomato sauce, bruschetta
Along with the tapas dishes, the menu also offers a number of sharing options, such as the antipasto misto, which includes sliced Italian meats, rocket, parmesan, homemade bread and balsamic and the bruschetta
quattro, a combination platter of bruschetta
with Parma ham and mozzarella, goats' cheese and red onion, smoked salmon and cream cheese and marinated tomato and onion.
UK Verdict: HHIIIF AN Italian restaurant can't get its bruschetta
right, does it have any purpose?
From Beef Potpie with Flaky Cheddar Crust to Broiled Bruschetta
or No-Egg Spinach Meatballs, these are dishes any cook can produce.
The grilled bread in question, rubbed with garlic, is the sturdy and satisfying basis for bruschetta
, an Italian appetizer that can carry many toppings but most often is graced with nothing more or less complicated than chopped fresh tomatoes, olive oil, salt and pepper.
As there were three of us, we decided to share two bruschetta
- mushrooms with creamy Gorgonzola cheese and roasted red pepper and goat's cheese (PS5 each).
Mum chose the grilled salmon with teriyaki sauce and chargrilled bruschetta
with fresh tomato, basil and mozzarella.
(Makes approximately 40 bruschetta
) Ingredients: 1 x 340g tin of Spam - cut into 1/4 slices and then into triangles; 4 mini baguettes cut into 1/2 slices; 1 x 190g jar basil pesto; 1 x 190g jar sun-dried tomato pesto; black and green olives, sun-dried tomatoes cut in half and chopped parsley to garnish Method: Toast slices of mini baguettes on both sides and allow to get cold.