Bruschetta is an antipasto meal from Italy comprising of grilled bread with mixed garlic capped with olive oil and salt. The mixture may vary as tomato, vegetable, cured meat , beans, or cheese may be used.
As bruschetta originates from Italy, it so often prepared using a Brustolina grill. Brustolina is a grill that consists of a square sheet of metal with holes puncheon in it from below and is distributed evenly by the base, and lying flat to the grid.
CAN BRUSCHETTA BE A MEAL?
Since bruschetta consists of all the major food groups, it can correctly be served as a meal on its own. This meal can be fun for a cocktail party, book club or bruschetta night. Bruschetta can be topped with any toppings that you like or that you enjoy.
However, bruschetta can also be served as a snack or appetizer . Bruschetta can be served hot, warm or cold, this depends on individuals taste.
Swiss Chard Bruschetta Recipe
- Quality olive oil,
- garlic( 2 big garlic cloves sliced thinly,
- 1 garlic clove halfly cut,
- salt to taste,
- black pepper freshly grinded,
- Bread, sliced transversely 1/2 inch thick,
- 1 lemon ,
- freshly grated parmesan cheese
- fleur de sel for serving
METHOD OF PREPARATION
Take a big pot, pour some quantity of water in the to boil, add 3 teaspoon of salt. If the stems of the chard are hard , remove them completely from the leaves then dispose, but if the stems are soft , simply cut the stems off at the base of the leaves and then dispose. Wash the leaves completely and immerse the chard in the boiling water and cook for about 3 minutes from the moment you put all the leaves in the pot. Take out the pot and filter immediately but do not squeeze out the liquid.
With a large saute pan (12 inch), warm 9 teaspoon of olive oil. Add the sliced garlic and cook over a medium for 30 seconds. Then, add the chard, spray 1 teaspoon of salt , 1/2 teaspoon of the freshly black grinded pepper and saute for 3 minutes, mixing thoroughly with tongs.
At the same time, toast 8 slices of bread . When they are browned, spread the halved garlic on one side of each sliced bread. Place 2 slices of toast bread on each plate, and rub the garlic by each side and use tongs to spread the chard onto the toasted bread.
Spray each serving plate or dish with the lemon zest, a squeeze of lemon juice, grated parmesan cheese and some fleur de sel. Mist the bruschetta with olive oil and serve warm. The bread with absorb the liquids from the green.