Thursday, January 6, 2011

Fun Food for the New Year

Thought I'd share a recipe with you guys that Ben & I have really enjoyed recently.

The idea started with some leftover Christmas ham that I wanted to get creative with--and ended with this recipe that I found in Better Homes & Gardens.  It combines an unusual combination of flavors, but surprisingly, was really tasty!

These yummy little bites are called

Banh Mi Bruschetta

Here's what you'll need:

24 -1/2 in. thick slices from baguette-style French bread
1/3 cup garlic-herb, reduced-fat mayonnaise (my revision)
2 TBSP.  soy sauce
6 oz. thinly sliced ham
1 English cucumber, sliced 
2 carrots, shredded
1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
thin jalapeño slices

Preheat broiler.  Spread mayonnaise on one side of each bread slice and arrange, spread side up, on a baking sheet.  Broil 4-5 inches from the heat for 1 minute or just until starting to toast.  Remove from oven; gently brush with soy sauce. Return to oven & broil 1 minute more.  Top bread slices with ham, cucumber, carrots, cilantro & jalapeño slices. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Sandy a la Mode said...

i met up with piper from reviving remnants yesterday and she told me about your cute shops and blog so i thought i'd stop by and visit!! i am a HUGE fan of bruschetta and will def be making this or some variation of this very soon! have a happy weekend!!