Monday, August 03, 2009

Summertime.....and the eating is easy

There's not much I dislike about Summertime eating. Produce is plentiful, perfect, and hard to mess up. Here's an easy meal or appetizer you can make with almost zero cooking. The amounts are relative since it just depends what kind of stuff you have around. The one thing you want to remember is that you need a lot of soup (oil/tomato goop) or your bread will be too hard to eat. I used yellow and green tomatoes and garlic from Edible Earthscapes box this week plus 2 German Queens I got from my Dad. I love the uncooked garlic in this recipe so I put lots. You will taste this garlic for several days-despite your best efforts-so make sure everyone around you tries at least a bite.

1 baguette, sliced in 1 inch thick circles (day old is best in my opinion)
3-6 fresh tomatoes diced
3-6 cloves of minced garlic
10 leaves basil, sliced or torn into bits
olive oil-around a cup but you'll have to use your judgement

Toast the baguette for about 5 minutes or until firm. Don't burn it but you don't want it mushy either.
Mix all the rest of the ingredients in a bowl.
When the baguette is place heaping spoonfuls WITH LOTS OF SOUP on each slice.

Eat immediately with lots of napkins.

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