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Grilled Tomato Bread with Prosciutto

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Grilled Tomato Bread with Prosciutto

Tomatoes are one of my favorite summer foods and I try to incorporate them into almost every dish we eat. The fresh burst of flavor compliments just about any dish whether it is a garnish to our favorite pasta dishes, a fresh sauce, or a flavorful addition to our summer salads.  When I was pregnant, it was the food that I most craved with a drizzle of olive oil, a generous shake of salt, with a red wine vinegar finish. Although I am far from those years in my life, it is still my favorite summer craving.

Each month Walmart challenges me to create something in my kitchen with an item from their produce department. Today’s piece is dedicated to the fun varieties of tomatoes you can find in their produce department.

Cherry Tomatoes

We can all get in a rut when it comes to selecting our produce, myself included. Although I am a fan of my cherry red tomatoes, I incorporated some of these delicious yellow tomatoes into my dish today to add even more color to this easy summer appetizer.  I love to challenge myself to try the new varieties of fruits and vegetables out there and, especially this time of year, there is always so much to love!

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Today’s recipe is for a very simple Grilled Tomato Bread with Prosciutto that requires just a few ingredients and can all be done out on your grill.

Have you ever grilled tomatoes before? It adds a layer of smokiness to the tomatoes, warming them and bursting the skins to create a sauciness to the bread.  I found this recipe that Bobby Flay created and he recommends grilling the tomatoes on high heat, until they are charred. I prefer a gentler heat with less charring, but I think that is a matter of one’s own personal taste. I recommend getting one of these grilling baskets for your veggies (and fish!) or purchasing a package of disposable grill pans for preparing these tomatoes all summer long. Not only are they delicious on top of bread, but grilled tomatoes can be flavored with any variety of herb in your garden or spiced up with your favorite dried spices and stand alone as a side dish with your favorite grilled meats!

Grilled Tomato Bread with Prosciutto Even though the recipe calls for a loaf of crusty French Bread, I also toasted up some gluten-free bread for myself so I could enjoy this appetizer with the family. If you want to keep it fancy, purchase a gluten-free baguette, but I found that with so many flavors in this appetizer, that my regular loaf helps hold this appetizer together and offered a sturdy base for my overflowing of tomato topping.

Although the ingredient list couldn’t be simpler- cherry tomatoes, ricotta cheese, a fresh loaf of bread, prosciutto, and a little lemon juice, this appetizer is both impressive and satisfying. The saltiness from the meat balances the acidity from the tomatoes & lemons, while also incorporating the sweetness of the tomato with the creaminess of  the cheese. We paired this with our favorite red wine, but it would also pair beautifully with a glass of sangria or a mojito for a lighter combination.

No need to heat up the kitchen for this summer appetizer and it is a beautiful one to create for your next barbecue and shared with friends & family!

Grilled Tomato Bread with Prosciutto

Grilled Tomato Bread with Prosciutto
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Recipe type: Appetizer
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Serves: 12
 
An easy and impressive appetizer that you can create entirely on the grill!
Ingredients
  • Cherry Tomatoes (in red & yellow), total of one pint
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 12 slices French bread, sliced ½-inch thick slices (can substitute with gluten-free bread)
  • ½ cup ricotta cheese
  • 12 slices prosciutto
  • 1 lemon cut in half
  • Basil for garnish
Instructions
  1. Heat grill to medium heat.
  2. Toss tomatoes in oil and season with salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  3. Place on the grill in a grilling basket and grill until softened, turning a few times, about 10 minutes.
  4. Remove to a bowl.
  5. Crush the garlic with a little salt to form a paste and add to the bowl with a few tablespoons of olive oil.
  6. Brush bread with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, and place on the grill. Grill the bread until lightly golden brown on both sides, about 20 seconds per side.
  7. Combine the ricotta with a little olive oil in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper. Mound some of the tomato mixture on the bread. Lay prosciutto on top. Dollop with some ricotta mixture and garnish with lemon juice squeezed over the top.

 Adapted from Food Network walmart_mom_disclaimer
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5-Ingredient Caprese Pork Chops

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

5-Ingredient Caprese Pork Chops from MomAdvice.com #grilling #glutenfree

Nothing says summer like summertime grilling.  Today I am sharing an easy 5-ingredient recipe for Caprese Pork Chops that you must try for your backyard grilling. These 5-ingredient pork chops couldn’t be easier and are our family’s new favorite dish. Anything that can be made with minimal effort, reheats like a dream, and makes my whole family happy is a winner in our kitchen. This recipe serves all three of those purposes!

As we head into the summer months on the blog, my focus on projects and food are going to be all about simple things that add value and save you time in your day. I hope you will appreciate the shift in focus and be inspired to try incorporating some of these ideas into your life, especially when they are so easy to execute.

If you plan to do some gardening this year, this recipe is a great way to use up your basil and cherry tomatoes or even create the pesto from scratch from your garden of herbs. You can also try my version by hitting your local grocer, farmer’s market, or vegetable stand to snag these ingredients.

Be sure to check out my get your grill on Pinterest board for additional inspiration and, if it hasn’t gotten too hot where you are, clean your grill while you sleep!

5-Ingredient Caprese Pork Chops from MomAdvice.com #grilling #glutenfree

5-Ingredient Caprese Pork Chops
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Recipe type: Grilling
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Serves: 8
 
An easy 5-ingredient Caprese Pork Chop that couldn't be easier to prepare...or eat!
Ingredients
  • 8 thick center-cut pork chops, boneless
  • 1 jar of pesto (I love the Classico brand- over by the spaghetti sauce/pasta aisle)
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 ball of fresh mozzarella
  • Handful of basil
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Place pork chops in a bag and pour the jar of pesto over them. Season with salt and pepper. Seal the bag and move the bag around to coat all of the chops in the pesto. Allow them to marinate for four hours or overnight.
  2. Slice the cherry tomatoes in half in a small bowl. Chop or tear the basil and add them to the tomatoes, seasoning with salt and pepper. Slice the mozzarella into eight slices and set aside.
  3. Preheat your grill on medium-high heat. Place chops on the grill and cook for five minutes on each side. In the last two minutes, add a slice of mozzarella on each pork chop. Shut the grill and allow the cheese to melt.
  4. Once the pork is cooked through, remove it from the grill and allow the chops to rest for 5 minutes. Top each chop with the tomato salad. Serve.

For more grilling recipes try these Chicken Pesto Burgers, Grilled Ground Beef Gyros, Grilled Chicken Gyros, Grilled Chicken or Shrimp Kabobs, Balsamic & Rosemary Grilled Salmon, Applebee’s Honey Grilled Salmon, Cracker Barrel Grilled Chicken Tenders, Grilled Shrimp with Garlic & Herbs.

 

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Three Cheese Grilled Potatoes

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Anything that can be thrown into a foil packet and heated on the grill is a winning recipe for me. It is because of this firm belief in foil packet grilling as the solution to all kitchen clean-up that I couldn’t wait to try these three cheese grilled potatoes for our cookout this weekend.

I was inspired by my best friend to give this recipe a shot. My husband and kids tend to be of the belief that “potatoes should only be french fries or mashed.” I find myself hesitating to waste my time and effort on potatoes, but if someone else wants to put in the time and effort…I am totally on board!

Of course, my family absolutely loved these and I couldn’t wait to make them at home for my family.  The flavor of these can be adjusted to your own personal taste. I substituted turkey bacon for the regular bacon and added fresh parsley in lieu of fresh chives in mine. No matter how you top them, make sure to remember to spray the tin foil well with nonstick cooking spray so you can enjoy every delicious bite.

To save grilling time, poke your potatoes with a fork and microwave them for five minutes. Allow them to cool slightly and then dice for your foil packets. These are a great make-ahead side dish when entertaining, and can be created and tucked in the refrigerator until your guests arrive.

I hope you enjoy these half as much as we did and special thanks to my best friend for getting us out of our sad fried/mashed potato rut.

Three Cheese Grilled Potatoes
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Recipe type: Side
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Serves: 4-6
 
An easy foil-packed grilled potato that is loaded with cheese and bacon. It makes the perfect accompaniment to any grilled meat and is a cookout winner!
Ingredients
  • 3 large potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced Italian flat leaf parsley
  • ½ teaspoon seasoned salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup crumbled cooked turkey bacon
  • ¼ cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Wash your potatoes and dry well. Prick each potato several times with a fork. Place in the microwave and cook for 5 minutes on high. Allow the potatoes to cool.
  2. Dice potatoes into 1" cubes.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the diced potatoes, Parmesan cheese, parsley, seasoned salt, and pepper.
  4. Transfer to a double thickness of greased heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. square).
  5. Dot with butter.
  6. Fold foil around potato mixture and seal tightly. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 15 minutes.
  7. Carefully open foil. Sprinkle the bacon cheeses over potato mixture. Grill 3-5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
  8. Open carefully and enjoy with your favorite grilled meats.


Be sure to visit my other post today to find out how to make the perfect steak to go along with your delicious three cheese grilled potatoes. You won’t want to miss this Labor Day steak feast for six created with less than $100 in supplies! 

 

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