11.09.2013 - Batam. Eating too much food for the day. So with thought of having something light ....like eating appetizer..only for dinner!! So since i bought a lovely french baguette and have some big fat tomatoes, all ingredients just perfect for a quick Bruschetta.
Bruschetta (Italian pronunciation: [bru-sket-ta] is an antipasto from Italy whose origin dates to at least the 15th century. It consists of grilled bread rubbed with garlicand topped with olive oil, salt and pepper. Variations may include toppings of tomato, vegetables, beans, cured meat, or cheese; the most popular recipe outside of Italy involves basil, fresh tomato, garlic and onion or mozzarella. Bruschetta is usually served as a snack or appetizer. In some countries, a topping of chopped tomato, olive oil and herbs is sold as bruschetta.
In Italy, bruschetta is often prepared using a brustolina grill. In the Abruzzo region of Italy a variation of bruschetta made with a salami called ventricina is served. Raw porkproducts and spices encased in pig bladder are aged and the paste spread on open slices of bread which are sometimes grilled. This was a way of salvaging bread that was going stale. In Tuscany it is called fettunta and it is usually served without toppings, especially in November, to taste the very first oil of the season. ( Bruschetta Wikipedia from google a basic knowledge, history and information )
Ingredients for basic bruschetta:
1/2 French baguette
1 tablespoon of olive oil
Salt & pepper
1 clove of garlic
4 tomatoes, ripe and plum
¼ red onion, finely cut ( if you don't like spicy put less onion you may totally avoid it )
cut Basil leafs
salt & pepper
* Cut tomato into half and remove seed and cut into cubes.
* And transfer to a mixing bowl. Then thinly slice red onion and fine basil leafs and add into the cubes tomato. Season with pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper and olive oil. ( you may add chopped walnuts and 1tsp balsamic vinegar before seasoning )
* First, cut the bread diagonally and toast bread on a large frying pan or bread toaster till brown each side. Now cut a clove of garlic and rub the bread slice with garlic and drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. This is the base of any bruschetta.
* Serve tomato topping on top and garnish with a basil leaf ( but i didn't add mine cos i ran out of basil leaf )