Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Midweek Food Musings: Pan Con Tomate--with an Italian Twist!
I'm keeping it short and sweet on this summer-like spring day here in New York because, well, I'm ready to go out and barbecue!
But before I do this, I wanted to share an idea with you: Bread and Tomato (the typical Spanish tapa) but with an Italian twist.
This is not the Pan Con Tomate (El pa amb tomàquet in Catalan!) that I wrote about here , but wow, it's good stuff!
I'm playing with a few ingredients: 1) Poggio Grimodi Extra Virgin Olive Oil I've been writing about here for the past couple of weeks, 2) Kumato tomatoes (or any sweet tomato!), 3) Fresh basil, 4) Multi-grain bread, and 5) Coarse salt.
This, my friends, was my breakfast today (and okay, yesterday!) but I would definitely serve this —with and without fresh mozzarella cheese— as an appetizer! Elegant, fresh, and richly flavorful without being heavy...I think I'm ready to make some to enjoy with a nice glass of wine, before barbecuing!