Recipes

Crostini

Makes: 18-20
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 small individual ciabatta sticks or 1 small, thin French stick
  • 2 tbsp Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil

THE TOPPINGS:

Pesto and Prawn :
  • 1 tomato, skinned and diced
  • 1 tbsp pesto
  • 6 cooked and peeled large or tiger prawns
  • 6 small basil leaves

Tuna with Herbs and Olives :
  • 80g can tuna chunks in brine
  • A few sprigs dill or parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 25g (1oz) black or green olives, stoned and sliced

Egg and Bacon :
  • 2 rashers streaky bacon
  • 1 large egg, hard-boiled
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • A few chives

Method:

To prepare the crostini: Pre-heat the oven to 190ºC/375ºF or Gas Mark 5. Cut the ciabatta or French stick into thin slices about 5mm (1/4 in) thick.
Place on a baking sheet and drizzle or brush with the ol-ive oil. Bake for 10 minutes until lightly golden. (These can be made in advance and stored in an airtight container).

Pesto and Prawn Topping: Halve the tomato discard the seeds and dice into very small pieces mix into the pesto sauce. Spread on six of the toasts and place a tiger prawn on each. Brush lightly with olive oil and garnish with basil leaves.
If preferred replace the prawns with a small blob of creamy goat's cheese

Tuna with Herbs and Olive Topping: Drain the tuna and mash with a fork, add the herbs and olive oil and mix together. Season well then fold in the olives. Spoon onto 6 of the toasts and add a small sprig of herb if desired.

Egg and Bacon Topping: Grill the bacon until crisp, drain on kitchen paper then chop finely. Chop the hard boiled egg and mix in a bowl with thhe mayonnaise and bacon, season with salt and pepper. Carefully spoon the mixture onto about six toasts and sprinkle with finely chopped chives.

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