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Bruschetta with Sausage, Brie Cheese & Fresh Herbs

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Bruschetta with Sausage, Brie Cheese & Fresh Herbs
Posted 12/01/08 by thetuscangun
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Venues: Bakery
Cheese
Meats
Spices & Herbs
Wine Cellar
Categories: Breads
Brie and Camembert
Meats
Pepper
Rosemary
Sage
Salt
Types
Sub Categories: Other
Sausage
White
Keywords: italian, tuscan, debi, mazar, gabriele, corcos, Shauna, Entourage, sausage, cheese, brie, sage, rosemary, bread
Servings: 6
Description:

 

TV and Film star Debi Mazar (Entourage, Goodfellas) and her Tuscan husband Gabriele Corcos make real home-style Italian classics.

 

This is our first bruschetta.
In Italy, by definition, a bruschetta is a flame toasted thick slice of bread dressed with any kind of sauce, topped with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, some Salt and some Pepper.

The most common bruschetta is usually (and here another token!), the one with an uncooked tomato sauce. Toast the bread, rub well a clove of garlic on one side of each slice, and dress with finely chopped tomatoes that you marinated for a couple of hours in Extra Virgin Olive Oil, finely chopped garlic, salt and pepper.”

 

Ingredients:

 

6 slices of bread
2 pork sausages (mild or hot according to taste)
¼ Lb of Brie Cheese (or other semi-soft cheese)
¼ Red Onion
1 Handful of Rosemary
1 Handful of Sage
½ Glass of White Wine
Olive Oil, Salt and Pepper

 

Preparation:

 

-getting ready-
Chop the Onion fine and rinse the Herbs thoroughly. Chop the Sage fine.
Slice the bread.
Pop the wine open and start sipping!

 

-cooking your dish-
Open the Sausages and sauté the meat with the Onion in a tablespoon of olive oil for about 5 minutes in a medium sized non stick pan, until the meat starts browning.
Add the half glass of wine, the Rosemary and the Sage.
Cook for about 5-7 minutes, until the wine has been completely absorbed, take off the fire and set aside.
Toast your bread on a fire grill, in a toaster or on the barbeque; do not use a sandwich press, otherwise you will make crackers.

Turn the oven on to Broil.
Cut the slices of bread in halves and lay them on a cookie sheet, spread the Brie Cheese (cut the crust out) on the bread and top it with a tablespoon of your sausage concoction. Do not use a cheese that is too soft or wet, like Buffalo Mozzarella, it will make your bread soggy, it will melt into the sheet, it will burn, and eventually smoke out the whole oven!
Put the Bruschetta in the oven and broil for about 5 minutes (do not get distracted, it literally takes a second to screw it up and burn everything).
When the cheese has melted, and the sausage starts looking crisp, take the tray out of the oven; serve the Bruschetta dressed with a sip of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, a sprinkle of Salt and freshly ground Pepper.


Buon Appetito,
Debi and Gabriele

 

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