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            BRUSCHETTA WITH TOMATO, BASIL, AND MOZZARELLA RELISH
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       lb           Ripe plum tomatoes, peeled
                         -and seeded
    2       md           Garlic cloves, minced
    3       tb           Finely chopped fresh basil
    1       tb           Finely chopped Italian
                         -parsley
    2       tb           Extra virgin olive oil
      1/2   ts           Salt
      1/2   ts           Coarse black pepper
      1/4   lb           Fresh Mozzarella, cut into
                         -1/2 cubes
 
   Enjoy serving this rustic Italian appetizer while the rest of your dinner
   is cooking on the grill.  Prepare the relish a few hours ahead and when the
   coals are at their hottest, put the bread on the grill. Assemble just
   before serving.  This is one of those dishes that can be addictive, so
   don't serve too many or your friends won't have room for dinner!
   
   RELISH:
   
   I medium baguetter, French 1 sourdough or Italian bread cut into 1/2 inch
   slices 2 large garlic cloves, peeled 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil freshly
   ground black pepper
   
   Dice tomatoes into 1/2 inch pieces; drain over a bowl for 1/2 hour to
   remove excess liquid.  Combine all relish ingredients except the Mozzarella
   cheese in a small non aluminum bowl.  Stir well and taste for seasoning.
   Prepare grill for medium hot grilling.  Place the bread on the grill; grill
   each side just until marks of the grill appear.  Remove from grill and
   place on serving platter.  Rub the bread pieces on each side with cut edges
   of the peeled garlic cloves.  Add cheese to the relish, spoon mixture over
   each baguette slice and then drizzle the final 2 tbsp extra virgin olive
   oil over top. Sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper and serve.  Makes 6
   servings.
   
   Origin:  Appeal (quarterly publication from Overwaitea Foods) Shared by:
   Sharon Stevens
  
 
 
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