Wednesday, November 10, 2010

1001 Uses For Bruschetta

Well, okay, how about four. Sam's Club has THE BEST bruschetta. It's located by the fresh meat, cheeses, and deli meats. It's great, not only in the summer, but all year long. The anemic tomatoes at the grocery store are pitiful in the off season. The bruschetta gives you that fresh tomato taste all year long. Here are some different ways I use it.

1. Traditional Bruschetta
Slice a French baguette into 1/2 inch slices. Brush with olive oil (or spray with olive oil Pam, to save on fat and calories). Grill or broil bread until lightly toasted. Top with

2. Grilled Portobello Mushrooms with Bruschetta Topping
Clean mushrooms and remove stems. Brush with olive oil (or spray with Pam) and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill until tender. Top with bruschetta and sprinkle with shredded Parmesan cheese. Optional: Add cubed fresh mozzarella to bruschetta.

3. Grilled Pork Chops With Bruschetta
Drain liquid from bruschetta. Spoon liquid over pork chops and marinate at least 15 minutes. Grill pork until cooked through. Spoon bruschetta over and serve.

4. Tilapia with Bruschetta
Put each tilapia fillet on a sheet of foil. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with lemon juice. Seal the foil and grill or bake (450 degrees) for 6-10 minutes. Transfer fish to plates and top with bruschetta.

Bon Appetit!

I have to add an addendum.  Sam's Club has changed their bruschetta since I wrote this post and it isn't as good.  The color looks unnatural and it's sweet.  I'm trying to find a new source of ready made bruschetta but haven't had any success.  I'm still searching. 

1 comment:

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