The Handsome Husband walked though the kitchen last night after a long day at work with a sack of fresh oysters in his hand. “Oysters? Where on earth did you get oysters? What are we suppose to do with oysters? Do you even like oysters? I know I don’t,” I quipped.
What does this have to do with strawberry bruschetta? Well nothing really, other than the Handsome Husband made it all by himself while he was waiting for his oysters to cook on the grill. Alert the media. The Handsome Husband made a meal. Well, an appetizer really. But I am here to tell you, if you get your hands on some local strawberries, you need to make this. Trust me. You will fall off your chair it is so good.
1 cup sliced strawberries
6 basil leaves, sliced thin
1 french baguette, sliced 1/2″ thick
1 tablespoon sugar
t tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
fresh cracked pepper
In a small bowl combine the strawberries and sugar. Toss. Set aside for 30 minutes.
Toast baguette slices in the oven. Cool. Drizzle olive oil over toasted bread. Spoon strawberries over the top. Garnish with basil. Sprinkle a little balsamic vinegar over the top and add a little bit of fresh ground pepper.
Have you ever made your own French bread before? I’m thinking about ordering the book Peter Reinhart’s Artisan Breads Every Day to learn how.