Bruschetta Fai Da Te
Build Your Own Beef Bruschetta

About This Recipe

Are you looking for a delicious beef recipe with a difference? If you are, you’ve found it! Here’s my build your own beef bruschetta for you to enjoy.

Half the pleasure of food is being able to enjoy it with your friends and family. I love dishes that can be placed in the centre of the table so that everybody can help themselves. It’s the most social form of eating and it means I’m not stuck in the kitchen! This recipes cooks the beef from scratch, but if you have any leftover roast beef from a Sunday roast by all means use that.

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4

Serves

15

Ingredients

Beef

Main Ingredient

Side Dishes, Meat Dishes, Quick Dishes

Type

Ingredients

  • 300g Steak, Cut Of Your Choice
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Ciabatta, Cut Into 2m Slices
  • 200g Cherry Tomatoes, Halved
  • 1 Garlic Clove, Peeled and Halved
  • 6 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 6 Basil Leaves, Torn
  • 150g Ricotta Cheese
  • Small Bunch Mixed Herbs (e.g. Parsley, Dill or Chives), Finely Chopped
  • 1 Unwaxed Lemon, Zest and Juice
  • 8 Sun-Dried Tomatoes in Oil, Drained
  • 80g Pitted Mixed Olives in Oil or Brine, Drained
  • 50g Parmesan Cheese
  • 150g Rocket Leaves
  • To Taste Salt and Black Pepper

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Feast your eyes on the finest build your own beef bruschetta! It’s straightforward and fun to make this great dish. Simply follow the instructions below and get the perfect result.

Step By Step

Preheat a griddle pan and put a frying pan over a high heat.

Drizzle the steak with a little of the olive oil and cook in the hot frying pan for 2 minutes on each side. Transfer to a plate and season with salt and pepper. Cover with foil and set aside.

Brush the slices of ciabatta with the rest of the olive oil. Place on the griddle pan and cook until crispy and golden on both sides.

Put the cherry tomatoes in a bowl and finely grate over one half of the garlic. Pour in half the extra virgin olive oil, season with salt and pepper and stir in the basil leaves. Set aside.

Put the ricotta cheese in a separate bowl and stir in the herbs and lemon zest. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.

Rub the griddled bread with the remaining half garlic clove and place on a large serving board. Arrange the sun-dried tomatoes and olives around the board then use a swivel-head potato peeler to create a pile of Parmesan shavings.

Put the rocket leaves in a bowl and dress with the lemon juice, the remaining extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper. Make a pile of dressed leaves on the serving board or serve separately.

Slice the steak thinly with a long sharp knife and pile onto the serving board.

Place the serving board in the centre of the table with the bowls of tomatoes and ricotta and let everybody enjoy making their own tasty bruschetta.

Once you’re done, simply sit back and enjoy your build your own beef bruschetta and don’t forget to check out other great authentic Italian recipes including great antipasti recipes, Italian pasta recipes, Italian soup recipes, Italian beef dishes and authentic pizza recipes.

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