Simple Bruschetta

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  1. !nsane

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    Gday all,

    made some simple, classic bruschetta for myself the other night. Had the camera out so thought I would get a shot and see how it went.


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    Recipe is pretty classic,
    prepare mix with vine ripened tomato's, red onion, garlic, basil, NICE olive oil, and I added a little 12 yr old balsamic I have for a bit of a smooth tang.

    would have been tastier if I had left in the fridge overnight, but I was hungry.

    Take some nice bread, rub with garlic and a little nice olive oil, barbecue until lightly toasted, then simply add the mix and a light drizzle of oil over the top.

    let me know what you think of the photo :)

    Cheers,

    Daniel
     
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    Looks amazing....... and now im hungry... thanks! :p
     
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    i was just trying to work out what I wanted for breakky tomorrow, this will suit nicely. I am going to add in some feta, olives and ham.

    thanks
     
  4. Amfibius

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    No feta, no ham, no nothing! A bruschetta should be as simple as what the OP posted. If you focus on the best tomatoes, best basil, and best bread you can buy ... you can NOT fail.
     
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    Its not bruschetta once you add all that stuff! Sounds like a greek salad with ham on bread! hehe

    I generally leave the onion out of my bruschetta. I prefer the pure taste of the tomato and I find the onion sometimes over power it. Besides that, sounds like the perfect bruschetta!
     
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    Looks great! :D

    (The photo might be a little skewed to the left though..
     
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    Perfection!

    Now I know the finishing touch to add to the St Valentines Day BBQ.

    Cheers.
    :thumbup:
     
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    +1

    tomato, fresh basil, good olive oil and maybe garlic on freshly toasted bread such as ciabatta

    If the tomato is hot, or there's melted cheese, it's a toasted sandwich not a bruschetta. Hot bread and cold tomato make the dish (well, not super cold tomato, otherwise there's no flavour)
     
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    Gday all,

    Thanks for the thoughts, I agree it is one of my favourite dishes, and one I make fairly often when I'm in the mood for a snack.

    there are 2 schools of thought on the tomato mix, one has you cut everything fresh and serve. This is good, you get a lot of fresh juicyness from the tomato's. I usually use this in summer with nice vine ripened tomato's.

    In winter I prefer to make the mix the night before, and use a lot less onion. leave the mix in the fridge over night, and the next day you will have a really really nice tasting mix, but not as fresh, if you know what I mean.

    P.S. - sometimes I add a little bocconcini to the mix. adds some great texture and flavour :)

    AND I FORGOT TO ADD TO THE ORIGINAL RECIPE, SALT AND PEPPER! fresh pepper and Maldon Sea Salt are the perfect ones to use ;)
     
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    Ahh... don't even need the tomatoes... :)

    Bruschetta is oiled bread... If you want really traditional and back to old roots bruschetta; you just need great olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper and a great slice of bread.

    The most popular is the tomato, onion and balsamic :). Besides that you can add variations and still make a great bruschetta, which include such things as spicy red pepper, vegetables, cured meat, cheese, herbs and etc.

    Great ingredients is wat makes a great bruschetta
     
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    I have two big trays of basil and a whole bunch of fresh cherry tomatoes in the yard that are due to provide exactly this meal sometime this weekend. Yum. :thumbup:

    I'm a big fan of simple foods like this, Cheese, onion etc these are all great ingredients but if you can have a great tasting meal with one or two then GO FOR IT I say.

    Tomato, basil, olive oil & maybe a tiny shave of cracked pepper and salt.
     
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    All it needs is a little buffalo mozzarella and i'd call it perfect :)
     
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    nice pic looking foor (apart from the burnt bit :p )
     
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    its not burnt its just flavour :p
     
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    Some q's-

    When it says rub garlic and oil on the bread does that mean dice some garlic and mix it into oil and then wipe it onto the bread? Like with one of those egg basters or something?

    Can you barbecue the bread with an oven?
     
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    Cut a piece of garlic in half and literally rub the bread withit..
     
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    what jonno said mate. it imparts a nice tang to the bread.

    if your oven has one of those top grill things, then sure, why not.
     
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    To me a standard bruschettta is:

    Continental Bread drizzled in EVOO then lightly toasted
    Chopped ripe tomatoes
    Toss in salt flakes, fresh basil, EVOO, cracked black pepper
    layer on top
    drizzle in more olive oil

    I make a smoked salmon also:
    Continental Bread or Turkish bread - lightly toasted
    mayonaisse, whole grain mustard
    layer on smoked salmon, ripe sliced tomatos, baby spinach, rocket, capers
    drizzle of olive oil
     
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    Made a nice bruschetta entree the other day, using a bit of sweet balsamic reduction to drizzle. God it was good :D
     
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    my mix usually includes
    finely chopped and cooked garlic (about 2 or 3 cloves)
    diced baby roma tomatos
    lots of basil
    black pepper (ground or powder depending on my mood)
    put it on some lightly toasted bread or for something different put it onto some flat garlic bread

    once served add sea salt, a drizzle of balsamic and good olive oil

    if you feel like it, shave a sliver of parmasean on top :)
     

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