Saturday, May 30, 2009

Barefoot on a Budget: Bruschetta with Sautéed Sweet Pepper and Creamy Gorgonzola

So one of our newer challenges at Barefoot Bloggers is the "Barefoot on a Budget" challenge. We take a Barefoot Contessa recipe that has some ingredients that are on the more expensive side, and make them affordable to make.

This month's recipe was Bruschetta with Sautéed Sweet Pepper and Creamy Gorgonzola

I was working against the daylight so I didn't get a chance to make a step-by step post about it but it's a very easy appetizer!

For a shortcut I found a bag of grilled peppers in the frozen veggie section at Super Target. I sauteed them in a pan with a bit of olive oil and leftover roasted garlic. After about 7 minutes, I sprinkled in a teaspoon of sugar to help them caramelize them even more. I also added a teaspoon of drained capers and a sprinkle of chopped basil. Cook this for another 3-5 minutes.

While your peppers are cooking, now is the time to prep your bread. I just thinly sliced a baguette, brushed the slices with olive oil, and put them in the toaster oven for 2 minutes, or until light brown. Once the bread is done, top each slice with a bit of the peppers,and add a few sprinkles of crumbled Gorgonzola. Put this back in the toaster oven for another 1 or 2 minutes, until the cheese has melted. Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

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Me! said...

those look great. maybe i will still try them even though i'm late.

Andrew said...

Holy Crow! When did you start a blog? A food blog none the less. FYI the bruschetta was friggin great. This is now on my favs list, and evcen though i'm moving to NC, i'll be keepin ya up to date. Love ya kid - Drew Bell

Wok Through the Fire said...

Oh wow! Your photos are just beautiful. Nice!