Bruschetta is a food whose origin dates to at least the 15th century from central Italy. It consists of grilled bread rubbed with garlic and topped with extra-virgin olive oil, salt and pepper. Variations may include toppings of spicy red pepper, tomato, vegetables, beans, cured meat, and/or cheese; the most popular American recipe involves basil, fresh mozzarella, and tomato. Bruschetta is usually served as a snack or appetizer. In Italy, Bruschetta is often prepared using a brustolina grill. In Tuscany, bruschetta is called fettunta, meaning "oiled slice" In the Abruzzo region of Italy a variation of bruschetta called ventricina is served. Raw pork products and spices encased in pig vesicles are aged and the paste spread on open slices of bread which are sometimes grilled.
Ingredients for 4 servings 2 Roma Tomatoes 1 Small loaf of sour dough bread 4 Basil leaves 1 Garlic clove Extra virgin olive oil Salt and Pepper Making bruschetta (pronounced brew-sket-ah) is a wonderfully easy and tasty Italian appetizer to pair with a dinner of a meat entree and vegetables or served by itself as a finger food to accompany … more