Sunday, February 16, 2014

Sauteed Pepper Bruschettas

 
 
Wonderful Hubby and I have had a tradition of sharing appetizers on Friday evenings.  You can read about it here.  This month I wanted to share a simple recipe for one our favorites. 
 
We became aquainted with bruschettas when we traveled to Italy years ago.  Precious Daughter, Favorite Son and Dearest Mother-in-Law were also with us.  While walking by what we thought was a sandwich shop, we noticed these little open-faced beauties, each sporting a different delectable topping.  They were DELICIOUS and I thought, "How hard can they be to make?" 
 
 
 
 
 
I was right. Just brush small slices of bread (baguettes or Italian loaf) with olive oil and toast them on a George Foreman grill, Panini maker or in the oven, then top with whatever suits your fancy!
 
 
For these, just saute slices of red, yellow and/or orange peppers in olive oil for 10 - 12 minutes or until they are soft and slightly browned.  Add one teaspoon of sugar and 1 tablespoon of drained capers.  Continue sauteing.  Add about one tablespoon each of minced shallots and basil.  Heat through and you're ready to top your bread.  I add freshly grated Parmesan cheese but I've also added a little blue cheese, too.  (If you add the blue cheese, you might want to put them in the oven for a couple of minutes to melt the cheese.)
 
 
As you can see, we enjoyed some wine and chocolate with our bruschettas!  (Chocolate goes with everything!!)  I hope you give these a try.  They're easy and SO yummy!
 
 
I'm also hope you're staying cozy where ever you are.  We're expecting a little warm-up this next week!  Can't wait for Spring!!!
 
 
 
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9 comments:

My Garden Diaries said...

Such a perfect setting for such a yummy spread! I love bruschetta! And how absolutely awesome that you were all able to go to Italy together! A happy week to you!!! Nicole xoxo

Charla said...

Look delicious on a cold evening!

Poppy said...

So nice to meet you!

Your sauteed pepper brushchettas look delightful and sound delicious, which I'm sure they were, especially paired with chocolate and wine; love it!

Thanks for sharing.

Poppy

Jann Olson said...

Oh I love Bruschetta! Wish I had one to much on right now. lol! We really enjoy appetizers and they are a great go to item when friends get together. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

This particular recipe sounds absolutely delicious! I many need to try this one! thanks for visiting and commenting on my snowman table--I really appreciate it! ~Zuni

PS - I'm still wishing I had those red bowls in your previous post!! :)

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh, what a great shot for the setting! I love bruschettas, and yours look amazing...and yes, I'd love them with some red wine, myself...thanks!
Have a nice weekend.
FABBY

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Bruschettas make wonderful appetizers for any occasion especially "date nights." And red wine goes with it charmingly:) I love your delightful spread, has me wishing for summer! Happy weekend! Hugs, Poppy

Judy Biggerstaff said...

I always enjoy bruschettas and yours look delish. Of course, I love chocolate too.

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

These look wonderful :) While I enjoy the scents of many different things, when I am cooking up something like peppers and onions together I think that it is the most wonderful scent in the world...anything with peppers is fantastic : )