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    Italian Bruschetta With Herbed Mozzarella & Garlic Tomatoes

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    Total Time:

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    20 mins

    5 mins

    15 mins

    ~Deux Petits Chefs!'s Note:

    A light and filling Italian bruchetta inspired by cool mornings al fresco in a little Italian cafe in a little area tucked just outside the city. (TIP: Use Masterfoods' Mixed Herbs as an alternative to all the dried herbs. Also, If you don't savour the taste of coriander, omit and use freshly chopped basil & mint instead.)

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a large grill pan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
    2. 2
      When oil is hot, press slices of bread or foccacia firmly against the grill. Turn the flame on high until the bread has become slightly and pleasantly streaked with char lines.
    3. 3
      Heat 5 tablespoons of olive oil on medium heat, and add crushed garlic.
    4. 4
      Tilt the pan upwards so that the oil collects near the end and 'deep-fries' the garlic until golden brown, on medium to high heat. (this ensures a more wholesome garlic infusion in the oil as you're using a grill pan).
    5. 5
      Set golden brown garlic aside.
    6. 6
      In a small bowl, mix all the herbs together.
    7. 7
      Put in tomato slices in the grill pan and sprinkle the mixed herbs liberally and all over the tomatoes.
    8. 8
      Season with salt and pepper. If you have a cover for the grill pan, do so and let grill on a soft flame for 5 minutes or so. If not, leave to grill for about 7 minutes.
    9. 9
      When the tomatoes are soft, but still retaining their shape - or the time has elapsed, add the grated mozzarella cheese.
    10. 10
      Leave for another 5 - 10 minutes, or until cheese has melted and is bubbling.
    11. 11
      Quickly (before the melted cheese hardens), scoop the cheese covered tomatoes out, and place side by side, slightly overlapped, on the grilled bread. (I find using a fork and a spoon helps to scoop the tomatoes out without breaking them.).
    12. 12
      Season with more salt and pepper, and add chopped fresh coriander herb on the bruchetta.
    13. 13
      Serve immediately.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 05, 2008

      55

      I really enjoyed making this recipe ~ easy & flavorful ~ & I followed the ingredients & directions exactly! This is a great addition to any meal, but wonderful all on its own! Thanks for sharing a very nice keeper! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my adopted Joeys in the Aus/NZ Special Recipe Swap #19]

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    • on May 13, 2007

      55

      What a wonderful light lunch. I received a new contact grill, and used this recipe to try it out. Fortunately, I had purchased some early season fresh tomatoes at the farmer's stand, and they were just the right size and ripeness for this. I used the exact ingredients called for, and wouldn't change a thing. The cilantro really picked up the fresh flavor. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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    Nutritional Facts for Italian Bruschetta With Herbed Mozzarella & Garlic Tomatoes

    Serving Size: 1 (268 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 548.1
     
    Calories from Fat 485
    88%
    Total Fat 53.9 g
    83%
    Saturated Fat 10.3 g
    51%
    Cholesterol 22.1 mg
    7%
    Sodium 266.1 mg
    11%
    Total Carbohydrate 10.7 g
    3%
    Dietary Fiber 2.6 g
    10%
    Sugars 5.1 g
    20%
    Protein 8.4 g
    16%

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