Panzanella

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Olive oil
2 Cloves of garlic
½ French baguette cut into
1 Inch cubes
3 tablespoons Chiffonade of basil
¼ cup Plus 1 tablespoon extra
Virgin oil
3 tablespoons Balsamic vinegar
Salt and black pepper
1 teaspoon Minced garlic
½ small Red onion, julienned
4 Roma tomatoes, seeds removed
And julienned
½ pounds Mozzarella Cheese, cut into
1 Inch cubes
½ pounds Salami, cut into 1-inch
Cubes
1 Head of radicchio,
Julienned

In a large sauté pan, heat the olive oil and garlic cloves. When the oil is hot, add the bread cubes and fry until golden and crispy, about 3 minutes. Stirring often to prevent the bread from sticking together. Remove the bread from pan and drain on a paper-lined plate.

Season with salt and pepper In a mixing bowl, toss the remaining ingredients together and season with salt and pepper. Season the radicchio with olive oil, salt and pepper. Cover the base of the platter with the radicchio. To assemble, toss the fried bread with the other ingredients and mound on a platter. Can be made ahead of time, by keeping the bread separate until serving.

Yield: about 6 servings

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