Friday, January 20, 2012

Baguette Appetizers

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Caprese Bruschetta

I like snacking, it may be a problem it may not but I can surely share some ideas for super bowl based on my love for snacking.

This first one is a combination of bruschetta and caprese (yes I know I shared caprese on a stick last week… I like Caprese! :])

Caprese is just so good the fresh tomatoes, the cubed fresh mozzarella, basil, balsamic, olive oil and just yummmmmmy. So I wanted to make a bruschetta out of it because I thought it would be fabulous. I cubed some tomatoes ( I like cherry tomatoes), cubed mozzarella (the fresh kind in the water), and did some lovely basil shreds. I mixed it all together in a bowl and added a generous amount of salt, pepper and balsamic (my family loves balsamic). Mix together and drizzle some olive oil over to give the shine and serve with a toasted baguette.

Speaking of toasted baguette here is the next snack I love. Asparagus, Prosciutto and baguette with a garlic toasted baguette.

Yum!
First trim the asparagus and place in pan and season with olive oil, salt and pepper and roast for 10-15 minutes in a 400 degree oven. Once the asparagus is done take it out of the oven and let cool enough so you can handle it and depending on the thickness of your asparagus you can do one whole piece if it is thin or cut thicker pieces down and use it that way. I made this in the summer and the asparagus was huge so I cut it up. So now that the asparagus is cooling slice the baguette and spray with some olive oil and rub cloves of garlic on it to infuse it with garlic flavor. If you have garlic olive oil you can use that instead.  Once the bread is all toasty it is time to assemble the appetizer. I preassemble but you can just as easily make it a self-preparation and one bowl bread, a plate of prosciutto and a bowl of asparagus.  Like I said I put mine together. I took a slice of bread placed a piece of prosciutto on top and then finished it with a piece of asparagus. Variations include wrapping the prosciutto around the asparagus first or asparagus then prosciutto it really is up to you! You get creative license with how it is put together.

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I hope you have an amazing weekend I will be back on Tuesday and will share pictures from my birthday trip.

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Happy Friday
-Jesika

12 comments:

  1. These are right up my alley. I've been hooked on baguettes ever since I saw a cooking show where she was making them fresh from Italy. She used bresh bread and toasted them with garlic butter, then made some with thin tomatoes and basil, others with meat and cheese. YUM!

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    Have a great weekend!

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