Saturday, July 23, 2011

Carmela Soprano's Grilled Bruschetta / Grilled Garlic Bread

Some people are too damn picky.
These people are usually the ones who don't have to cook dinner.
They usually say a meal isn't a meal unless there's something hot.

And they don't just mean the cook.

Alright, humor them.
Yesterday I gave some suggestions for cheese and fruit combinations.
Yes, those were just suggestions.
If you prefer cheddar, I ain't gonna argue.

In the Adult Birthday Parties chapter of Carmela's Entertaining with the Sopranos, there's a recipe for Grilled Bruschetta.
Don't panic. 
It's just toast.
And you can just broil it.

It's something hot for the pickies in your family.
When you serve it, be sure to wipe your brow.
Just so they get they hint.
Who am I kidding?
They don't care.

This makes 12 slices.
Adjust for how many slices you need for your meal.
And for how much garlic your family likes.

                              Grilled Bruschetta

a crusty loaf of bread (Italian or other) into 12 thick slices.
6 large cloves of garlic
Measure out
1/2 Cup extra virgin olive oil 
Have on hand
Coarse salt

Heat a barbecue grill or a large grill pan.
Place the bread on the grill, or in the pan, and toast about 2 minutes.
Turn the bread and brown on the other side.

Place the bread on a platter.
Rub the cut side of the garlic over one side of each slice.
Drizzle with oil - how generous is up to you.
Sprinkle with the coarse salt.
Serve immediately.

Would I make Grilled Bruschetta again?
It does add a certain something to a meal.
And it does go nicely with sliced tomatoes, too.

Another recipe down.  Eleven more to go. 


  1. Margaret, thanks for stopping by the BBQ. Cheers

  2. Carole, Thanks for creating these fun page themes where we bloggers can share.
    Have a great weekend!


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