Thursday, January 29, 2009

eggplant and red pepper bruschetta

Bruschetta (pronounced "brusketta") is a traditional italian antipasto, where ‘bruscare’ means ‘to roast over coals’. it is then rubbed with fresh garlic and drizzled with olive oil. Most people think the word ‘bruschetta’ refers to the topping itself and not the dish.

what you need
2 large eggplants sliced
1 red pepper sliced
garlic crushed
170ml olive oil
juice of one small lemon
salt and cracked pepper to tatse
4 slices bruschetta
grilled dense bread that has been rubbed with garlic and drizzled with olive oil

what to do
Heat a char-grill or pan and place a few pieces of eggplant at time and cook till browned and soft. repeat till all eggplant is cooked.
grill red pepper strips as above
Place egplant and red peppers in a bowl and combine with all other indredients, season to taste.

Top four slices with the bruchetta mix and drizzle a little extra olive oil over
This is great as an entree or part of an antipasto platter

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