Yield: 1 Servings
|¾ cup||Extra-virgin olive oil|
|5||Garlic cloves; peeled & minced|
|3||Baguettes french bread; but into 60 1/4 inch slices|
|½ cup||Olive oil|
|1 pounds||Fresh tuna; sliced 1/2 inch thick|
|3 cups||Fresh bread crumbs|
|1½ cup||Chopped flat-leaf parsley|
|3 tablespoons||Drained capers|
|1||Lemon ; juice of|
|½ teaspoon||Freshly ground pepper|
|Extra-virgin olive oil for drizzling|
(from The Best of Food and Wine 1993) To make the crostini preheat the oven to 400. In a small bowl combine the oil & minced garlic. Arrange the bread slices in a single layer on large baking sheets. using a pastry brush, brush the oil & bits of garlic onto both sides of each slice of bread. Bake for 7 to 8 minutes until golden brown. Let cool. (The crostini can be sotred in a sealed paper bag for up to 2 days)
Make the toping: In a large skillet, heat 2 tbs of the olive oil over moderately high heat. Add the tuna & saute, turning once, until cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes.
Transfer the utna to a food processor. Add the remaining 6 tbs of oil and the bread crumbs, parsley, garlic, capers, lemon juice, salt & pepepr.
Process for 30 seconds. If you wish a finely textured puree, scrape down the sides and process for an additoinal 30 seconds to 1 minute. Scrape the tuna mixture into a bowl. To serve, spread the tuna on the crostini.
Drizzle the extra-virgin olive oil on top.
Posted to TNT - Prodigy's Recipe Exchange Newsletter by NAFY67C@... (DEBORAH EPSTEIN) on Jul 25, 1997