June 3, 2011
How good is this recipe? So good we forgot to take a picture and ate it all before we remembered. If I could pick two words to describe this recipe, it would be yummy and fast. Enough said. Seriously, so good and so easy. A quick char of the bread on the grill. A quick whir of the food processor and you are done.
I have blogged 2 of Bobby Flay’s cookbooks in the past. They are always full of good recipes. This one is no exception. The subtitle of the book is “125 Reasons to Light Your Fire”. As if we need any reasons to grill!
The Ruling: As stated above, we all loved it! Well, youngest child just ate the grilled bread. It was nice and light and really hit the spot. So quick to make. You could even use this as a fast meal, serve with a salad and you are good to go!
Tomato Bread with Prosciutto, pg 37
- 6 very ripe plum tomatoes or 3 beefsteak tomatoes, seeded and chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- ¼ cup olive oil, plus extra for brushing
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, finely chopped
- 8 slices ciabatta or other crusty, country-style bread, about 1/ inch thick
- 8 thin slices prosciutto, Serrano, or Smithfield ham
- Combine the tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste in a food processor or blender. Puree until smooth, transfer to a bowl, and stir in the thyme. Let sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes. (The puree can be made up to a day in advance, covered, and kept refrigerated. Bring to room temperature before serving.)
- Heat your grill to high.
- Brush the bread slices on both sides with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill the bread for 1 minute on each side, until lightly charred. Remove the bread from the grill and generously brush each slice on one side with the tomato puree. Top each one with a slice of prosciutto and serve.
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