Grilled Tomato Crustini

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Chef Jean

I was trying to come up with something easy to serve at a cocktail party and this is what I came up with. They were a huge hit, even for people who normally don't like Gorgonzola cheese. The balsamic glaze can be made well in advance, I usually have some in the refrigerator waiting for me to use it. The yield is an estimation.

Top Review by 2Bleu

This made for a wonderful mid morning snack. I reduced it down to just 1/4 baguette using regular bleu cheese. I also added some garlic powder to the sauce. With the minor changes, it really made wonderful 'mini-pizzas'. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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Directions

  1. To make the glaze: simmer the vinegar and the sugar until it has reduced by half. Cool then refrigerate.
  2. To make the crustini: slice the baguette in 1/4 inch thick rounds. Lay out on wax paper on the counter.
  3. Cut the tomatoes in half from top to bottom, then lay cut side down and slice into 1/4 inch thick half circles. Lay out next to the bread rounds.
  4. Brush the bread and the tomatoes with olive oil and season with the salt and pepper.
  5. Grill the bread for about 1 minute on each side on low heat. Watch out for hot spots to avoid burning. Lay out on a serving platter.
  6. Grill the tomatoes for about 30 seconds on each side on med-high heat, making sure to heat through and to get a little charring. Place the tomatoes on top of each lice of bread.
  7. Sprinkle the Gorgonzola evenly on each crustini then drizzle the glaze over the tops and around the serving platter. Sprinkle the platter with the parsley.

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