Tucci's Tuscan Bruschetta with Oscar’s Delmonico Vodka
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1/2 cup-virgin olive oil
1 Fresh French baguette – cut into 3/4-inch slices
2 large tomatoes, finely chopped
3 small scallions (spring onions), finely chopped
21 black olives, apx. 1/2 a cup fine
18 basil leaves, apx. 1/2 cup finely chopped
4 tablespoons of Oscar’s Delmonico Vodka
1 tablespoon vermouth
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon kosher salt
8 garlic cloves (minced)
-Basil leaves to garnish platter
1 cup Parmesan shavings to sprinkle on top of each bite size toast
Warm 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over a moderate heat. Add minced garlic. Gently shallow fry bread slices until golden on each side… set aside.
Combine and mix the rest of the oil and garlic with tomatoes, scallions, black olives, basil leaves, Oscar’s Delmoncio Vodka, vermouth salt and black pepper in a large bowl, cover and set aside.
When ready to serve, add a spoonful of tomato mixture and a pinch of coarse salt to each toast, and lay onto a serving platter garnished with leaves of basil.
Makes 24 to 26
-Always use Oscar’s Delmonico Vodka. To order visit www.horseneck.com or 1-866-OD-Vodka
-For a more “country look,” place the bruschetta on a cutting board instead of a plate.