Ok peoples, in my previous post I put the call out for some recipe inspiration and the call was answered by The Slacker. Thanks Slacker.
I tried out her recipe night before last, and it was quite successful.
400g of ricotta
1 handful of shredded tasty cheese
2 cloves garlic
1/4 red onion
1 T vinegar
1 tsp sugar
1/4 C olive oil
thyme, salt, pepper to taste
1 batard or some other yummy fresh bread
mix the ricotta, tasty cheese and salt & pepper, press into a baffling dish and bake in the oven at 200C for about an hour or until golden on top. I used a muffin tin.
dice up the tomatoes, garlic and onion. cook the garlic and tomato in the oil, add the thyme. when the tomatoes start to soften, remove from heat, add the red onion, basil, sugar and vinegar. add some salt and pepper if you want. stir it up and smell the yummyness.
slice the fresh bread, rub with a clove of garlic and drizzle some extra olive oil. lightly toast under the grill.
serve the tomato salsa piled high on the toasted bread with the ricotta crumbled over the top. add a side salad of Arugula and avocado, maybe a glass of wine, and you have the perfect light, no fuss meal.
Except its not enough!!! double the recipe, i’m telling you now. but other than that it was delish. the amounts listed above could probably comfortably feed 2 adults for lunch, but not 1 adult and 2 piggy kids for dinner. M requested 2 minute noodles after we finished. it would probably be really nice as a little finger food at a gathering also.