Saturday, December 18, 2010


My section on International  cuisines will have dishes from all around the world. something from Italy, Indonesia, Thailand.. so on and so forth.... I hope the readers will enjoy cooking this also...
Today i am posting BRUSCHETTA... This one is from Italy is originated in the 15th century in Tuscany. Italy.
BRUSCHETTA means roasting over coal in Italian.  

6 large tomatoes(parboiled and peeled)
100g garlic minced + 2 garlic flakes to rub on the bread
1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
6 to 8 fresh basil leaves chopped
salt to taste
black pepper to taste
1 french Italian Bread
50 ml olive oil

Quarter the parboiled and peeled tomatoes and with a small spoon, scoop the seeds and juice from the centre into a small bowl. strain and reserve the tomato juice.
Chop the tomatoes and put in a bowl along with the strained juice.
Add the 100g garlic and extra virgin olive oil and mix well
Add the chopped basil and season with salt and pepper.
Diagonally slice the bread in thick slices. Rub each slice of bread with a garlic flake and smear with some olive oil.
Preheat oven 180 degree C . arrange bread slices in a tray and place the tray in the oven. Toast  for 6 minutes or until the bread turns golden brown.
Remove and transfer to a platter.
Garnish it with basil leaves and spoon some of the tomato mixture before you serve.
Serve hot.

1 comment:

  1. Bruschetta is such a great appetizer and is so versatile too.