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Celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck's Spicy Tomato and Basil Bruschetta


Claim to fame: Puck is the owner of Spago restaurant in Beverly Hills and has catered the post-Academy Awards celebrity banquet for the past 14 years.

Celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck's Spicy Tomato and Basil Bruschetta

Celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck's Spicy Tomato and Basil Bruschetta

Ingredients

•12, 1-inch thick slices, country-style Italian bread
•3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
•1 tablespoon roasted garlic
•3 tablespoons julienned basil, for garnish
•4 ripe tomatoes, cored and cut into 1/2-inch dice
•1/2 cup oven-dried tomatoes, coarsely chopped
•1 tablespoon Wolfgang Puck Tomato Basil Sauce
•1/2 cup julienned basil leaves
•1/2 teaspoon salt
•1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
•1/4 teaspoon crushed dried red pepper flakes

Directions

1. Pre-heat broiler or grill.2. In medium bowl combine fresh and oven-dried tomatoes, sauce, basil, salt and black and red peppers. Set aside.3. Broil or grill bread until golden brown on both sides. In small bowl combine extra-virgin olive oil and roasted garlic.4. Brush over toasted bread slices.5. Using a slotted spoon to drain off excess liquid, divide tomato mixture among bread slices. Garnish with extra julienned basil leaves, if desired, and serve immediately. Serves 6.