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Spicy Bruschetta Recipe

December 29th, 2013 by alice  Tags: , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1French bread(Baguette)
  2. 8ouncesgrape tomatoes
  3. 3garlic cloves(about 2 tbls.)
  4. 1 (4 ounce)can of slicedblack olives
  5. 8ouncesbutter
  6. 1teaspoongarlic powder
  7. 2pincheswhite pepper, to taste
  8. 1-2tablespooncayenne pepper, to taste
  9. 3ouncesolive oil
  10. 2tablespoons finely choppedcilantro
  11. 1teaspoonfresh oreganoor dried oregano
  12. 1teaspoonfresh basilor dried basil
  13. 1teaspoonfresh parsleyor dried parsley
  14. 1shallot
  15. 5tablespoons finely choppedgreen onions
  16. 3tablespoons finely choppedcelery
  17. 8ouncescream cheese
  18. 6ouncesricotta cheese
  19. 2ouncesparmesan cheese

DIRECTIONS

  1. Cut french bread into thin slices (<1/4in) and set aside.
  2. Cut tomatoes into thin slices and set aside.
  3. Keeping separated finely chop shallot, green onion, celery, cilantro, parsley, basil and oregano.
  4. In a pan, using 2 oz olive oil sauté until soft (3-5 min): shallot, 3 tbls green onion, celery, parsley, basil,1 1/2 tbls cilantro, 1 tbls pressed garlic.
  5. In a bowl mix together all cheeses (may have to microwave cheese 30 sec), cooled down sautéed ingredients from pan, garlic powder white pepper and cayenne pepper, best if refrigerated a few hours before spreading.
  6. Put butter remaining olive oil and remaining garlic in a cup and melt down in a microwave.
  7. Spread sliced bread on large cookie sheet.
  8. Stir butter and generously brush it on one side of each piece of bread.
  9. Put bread in broiler until lightly toasted.
  10. Spread cheese mixture on cooled down bread.
  11. Place sliced olives (2-3) on each piece.
  12. Top with 2 or 3 slices of tomato.
  13. Mix remaining cilantro and green onion and sprinkle over each slice.
  14. You may have to chop some more cilantro and green onion for this.
  15. Remember cilantro has a very powerful taste so use sparingly.
  16. You can serve cold or put in oven at 350 for 5-8 minutes not allowing cheese to run.

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