Friday, March 18, 2011

WWTBFCD? Bell Pepper Bruschetta with Gorgonzola

Do you watch Gilmore Girls? They do reruns Monday-Friday on abcfamily channel. I record it everyday and watch it while I eat dinner. In one episode, Lorelai asks, "WWTBFCD?" It's like WWJD but it's What Would The BareFoot Contessa Do. Do you remember the WWJD bracelets? We used to wear them in middle school and they were so funny. I like WWTBFCD better. This recipe is Ina Garten through and through minus the basil since I didn't have it on hand. It's super simple and super yummy (and I don't even like bell peppers!).

Bell Pepper Bruschetta with Gorgonzola
Adapted from this recipe

Extra virgin olive oil
1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced into thin strips
1/4 tsp sugar
1/2 Tbsp capers, drained
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1.5 oz creamy Gorgonzola cheese, at room temperature

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a medium saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the peppers and cook until soft, about 12 to 15 minutes. Sprinkle with the sugar and continue cooking for 2 more minutes. Stir in the capers and season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Set aside.
3. Slice the baguette crosswise into 9 thin round slices. Brush the bread rounds lightly with olive oil on 1 side. Arrange them in rows, oil side up, on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and toast in the oven until lightly browned, about 7 to 10 minutes.
4. Top each toast round with a teaspoonful of the pepper mixture. Place 2 small pieces of Gorgonzola on top. Return the toast to the oven for 1 to 2 minutes and warm through. Serve immediately.

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