Friday, May 20, 2011

White and red bruschettas, the typical Sicilian starter



Do you know how to prepare some traditional starter called bruschetta? It's very easy, but to make a perfect bruschetta you must have the perfect bread, the one we call rustic and has to be cut in slices and toasted until it gets a bit crispy.

There are three ways of preparing this mouthwatering starter: the most  traditional version is the red one, which means with fresh tomatoes cut in cubes and seasoned with olive oil, garlic, oregano and salt put on slices of bread.

We also do it in the simplest way which I personally love, that we call the white version or the plain one. You have to toast the bread, spread some garlic on the bread, then add some olive oil, salt and oregano and here it is... I would actually call it the Mediterranean way to do the famous garlic bread.


Other than that if we have more time and desire to prepare a full plate of different bruschettas we can satisfy our whims by preparing a third type: anchovies, local cheese (normally primo sale or provola) and a spoon of tomato sauce.

Just cut the cheese in thin slices and place them on top of the bread, then add a spoon of tomato sauce and an anchovy. Place them in the oven until cheese is melted and bread has become quite crispy. If you prepare this mix of bruschettas for your guests I am sure they will go crazy and lick their fingers. Enjoy!



6 comments:

  1. I think your blog is just fantastic !!!!

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  2. Thank you so much dear friend. A big kiss to Brazil :)

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  3. Hi there. I love your blog! I'm Sicilian too and love cooking. I just stumbled upon your site and think it's fantastic

    Good luck.

    Julia

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  4. Hi Julia, thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog. I am really happy you like it. It would be very nice to exchange links if you agree. Have a nice day :)

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  5. Simple and delicious classic starter, I love anchovies version, must try it soon :)
    I featured link to your recipe as Recipe of The Week on my blog, hope you don't mind.

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  6. Thank you so much Margot, your comment and link can only make me happy. Have a great day!

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