Now I feel inspired to cook some yummy things so here is my very own French Bruschetta Recipe with a Twist - try it - it is really yummy. Even my faithful husband downed 4 x pieces & he doesn't like anything with tomato in it.
Anyway for the summer of 2013 - Here it is.
JENNY'S FRENCH BRUSCHETTA WITH A TWIST !
1 x French Bread Stick
6 x Ripe Roma Tomatoes
1 x Large Capsicum
1 x Small Brown Onion
2 x big handfuls of Fresh Basil Leaves
1 x level tablespoon of Brown Sugar
1-2 tablespoons of Virgin Coldpressed Olive Oil
2-3 garlic cloves
Salt & Cracked Pepper to taste
First prepare the bread - slice the bread stick into easy to manage size bite slices & rub with garlic clove; place under grill to toast both sides. Don't over toast - just to become crunchy & attractive to the eye! Once toasted remove from oven & cool ready for serving.
Now cut open the Roma Tomatoes & remove the seeds - then dice into about 1cm squares. Place in mixing bowl with chopped basil. Place to one side.
Dice capsicum & onion & fry in dash of olive oil until slightly brown & add 1 x tablespoon of brown sugar & caramelize - add salt & cracked pepper to taste. Put on a dinner plate & place in the freezer briefly to cool.
Once the capsicum & onion mix is cooled down mix it with the tomato & basil mix & add 1 - 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil to give it a nice consistency & shine. Don't overdo it! Add more salt & pepper if needed but taste first - don't over salt!!!
Spoon spoonfuls of mixture onto bread pieces & serve with a glass of your favourite chilled drink.