Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Grilled Steak Bruschetta

Grilled Steak Bruschetta

This is a very versatile recipe as you can change up many of the ingredients/measurements.

1 loaf Italian or French Baguette
5 cloves garlic – 1 whole, 4 minced
1 bunch basil – thinly sliced
½ red onion finely diced
½ cup Crimini mushrooms – chopped
2 cups fresh (or canned) chopped tomatoes
Mozzarella cheese
4 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
4 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Pepper
Grilled steak – thinly sliced

In medium bowl combine minced garlic, ¾ of the basil, onion, mushrooms, tomatoes, EVOO, Balsamic vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper. Stir to incorporate ingredients and set aside to marinate.

Slide Mozzarella cheese. Slice bread on angle to give a larger service area. Drizzle bread with EVOO. Grill bread until golden brown. Rub remaining whole garlic clove on grilled bread, grating the garlic into the bread.

Layer bread with steak. Spoon tomato mixture over steak. Place slice of cheese (cut to fit bread) on top. Bake in 500 degree oven until cheese is melted and bubbling and browned on top. Sprinkle lightly with salt and add remaining sliced basil as garnish.

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