Broo-sket-tah, Italian for fabulous appetizer, is my go to dish for dinner parties and potlucks. It requires minimal effort and you can bring something dazzling, flavorful, and healthy to the table. A small batch of bruschetta goes a long way. I made a small dish and it served 5, easily.
Consuming tomatoes provides an array of benefits to your health, including reducing bad cholesterol, improving skin, making stronger bones, fighting cancer, regulating blood sugar, making hair shinier and stronger, and preventing kidney stones and gallstones. To avoid using white bread, I served bruschetta with whole grain wheat toast for a healthier take on the traditional recipe.
In terms of taste, they say the uglier the tomato, the tastier it is. Here, I used 10 ounces of mini heirloom tomatoes from Trader Joe’s.
I cooked scallops for the first time last night. I was nervous about cooking to the perfect “done-ness” but the process proved to be pretty fail proof. This recipe was also improvised and I love how it turned out! The tomatoes, basil, and rosemary add so much flavor but the dish isn’t drenched or submerged in a stew, allowing you to appreciate the taste and texture of the scallops on their own.
Here on the West Coast, Dungeness crab season is well under way. The crab season peaks at the start in December and runs through June. Here are more Dungeness Crab Season Facts.
Some people lament on how dry Dungeness crab meat can be, but they may not be doing it right. I’ve experimented with cooking live crab at home and I found the perfect method to yield totally cooked but very juicy meat. I prepared crab for a picnic party of 10 and made dipping sauces. The crab meat was so good on its own that no one used the sauces!