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!!!