Bruschetta topped with Braai’d Veggies for National Braai Day
Click on any of the pics to be taken to the recipe.
Have you heard the one about Italians braaing? No? So, why don’t Italians braai? Italians don’t braai because the spaghetti falls through the grill! Ha ha ha! With a plethora of beautiful and inspiring meaty dishes already hitting the blogosphere I thought that I would add my Italian flavour to our very
South African National Braai Day.
Bruschetta or Crostini is a great way to keep your guests happy while the meat is being grilled on the fire on Monday and this is the perfect opportunity to get out that extra special bottle of expensive olive oil you’ve been saving for a special occasion. You really get to enjoy all the flavour notes of a bottle of the best when it comes to bruschetta. This has to be the simplest starter in the world but I guarantee your guests will really enjoy these with a nice cold glass of vino before they tuck into their lunch.
This is when I haul out my little terracotta brazier that I bought from a potter in the Natal Midlands. It’s perfect for this job. Make a small fire and let the coals burn until they are white. If you can get your hands on some nice special wood such as oak, that would be even better.
This is a great starter for your lunch on Monday – just click on any of these pics to access the recipe.
I heartily recommend a glass of vino to accompany these. There will be much oooo-ing and ahhh-ing at the simple joy of really great veggies on toast, for that is all this is. It’s ridiculously simple, but my heavens …… it’s good.
And that’s it for today! I wish you all a ‘long-weekend favoloso’, a great National Braai day that is filled with family, friends, lots of laughter and even more fun.