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    Grilled Tomato Crustini

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    35 mins

    30 mins

    5 mins

    Chef Jean's Note:

    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.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 10-12

    Yield:

    crustinis

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      To make the glaze: simmer the vinegar and the sugar until it has reduced by half. Cool then refrigerate.
    2. 2
      To make the crustini: slice the baguette in 1/4 inch thick rounds. Lay out on wax paper on the counter.
    3. 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. 4
      Brush the bread and the tomatoes with olive oil and season with the salt and pepper.
    5. 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. 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. 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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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 22, 2011

      55

      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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    • on February 06, 2009

      55

      Made for the *Best of 2008* tag game, this was great & loved the glaze! I used blue cheese + garlic (like Nimz), did not use the grill (Feb in Iceland) & used crusty rolls vs baguette. We try to eat light on Tues & Thurs nite when DH has a main-meal at noon & blue cheese was the theme as I paired this w/55 House Salad (another *Best of 2008* tag). The combo made a great meal for us. Thx for sharing this recipe w/us. *Yum* :-)

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    • on August 25, 2008

      55

      Oh, this was so good! I quartered the recipe and used blue cheese. I had this for breakfast and totally enjoyed it! Thank you!

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    Nutritional Facts for Grilled Tomato Crustini

    Serving Size: 1 (71 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 129.6
     
    Calories from Fat 67
    52%
    Total Fat 7.5 g
    11%
    Saturated Fat 2.0 g
    10%
    Cholesterol 5.0 mg
    1%
    Sodium 600.3 mg
    25%
    Total Carbohydrate 12.2 g
    4%
    Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
    2%
    Sugars 7.4 g
    29%
    Protein 2.6 g
    5%

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