Peperonata con Bruschetta (Sweet Pepper Toasts)

Yield:
4 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sweet butter
  • 2 medium red onions, chopped into 1/4-inch dice
  • 2 large red bell peppers, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 2 large yellow bell peppers, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced, plus 4 cloves garlic, sliced in half
  • 3 ripe plum tomatoes, cored, seeded and chopped into 1/2inch pieces
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 8 slices Italian peasant bread
  • 8 basil leaves, cut into chiffonade
Directions

Preheat the grill or broiler.

Heat the oil and butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and peppers and cook over high heat for 4 minutes. Stir in the minced garlic, cook for 30 seconds, then add the tomatoes. Simmer 5 minutes until thickened. Remove from heat and season to taste.

Grill the bread for 2 minutes on each side, then rub 1 side of each slice with the cut side of 1/2 of a garlic clove. Top each slice of bread with a heaping spoonful of the pepper mixture, sprinkle with basil and serve immediately.


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