Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Parma Ham and Pepper Pizzas
This snack, or hors d'oeurvres, goes very well with my previous post on
Pasta Puttanesca. Add a glass of red wine for your heart health(and of course, a little relaxation)and you're on your way to an Italian feast.
1/2 loaf ciabatta bread
1 red pepper, roasted and peeled (I have purchased canned roasted peppers)
1 yellow pepper, roasted and peeled
4 slices Parma ham, cut into thick strips (any ham will do, but for authentic Italian flavor, Parma is best)
2 oz. reduced fat mozzarella cheese
tiny basil leaves, to garnish (If you're doing this for a party the tiny leaves are nice, but when I'm making a snack for my family, I use1 full-sized leaf of basil on each pizza.)
1. Cut the bread into four thick slices and toast until golden.
2. Cut the roasted peppers into thick strips and arrange on the toasted bread with the strips of Parma ham. Preheat the grill, or broiler.
3. Thinly slice the mozzarella and arrange on top, then grind over plenty of black pepper. Grill for 2-3 minutes until the cheese is bubbling.
4. Scatter the basil leaves on top and serve immediately.
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