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!