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This easy ciabatta is just one of those simple ways to enhance a meal to give it a touch of class. And it requires very little effort or cost to do so.
Easy Ciabatta is Low Cost and High Flavor
I was thinking I would not create a separate post for such a simple thing to prepare. But then I realized when you go to a restaurant and enjoy a really good meal, it is the little things like sauces, relishes and other accompaniments that really lift the whole dining experience.
Maybe too much focus is attached to the main event?
That’s how I feel about ciabatta. It’s a simple thing that tastes so good! It gives an immediate lift to whatever you are serving it with. Quick and simple to prepare and cook and at a very low cost with a high taste return.
That’s my accounting speak to justify this dish at least!
And what can you serve it with? Any soup or stew works well. It is also a good accompaniment for seafood and dips or any pre-dinner snacks or platters. Here are a few suggestions:
- Red Lentil Soup
- Butternut Squash Quinoa Soup
- Yogurt Soup
- Turkish Meze Platter
- Italian Antipasto Platter
- Grilled Seafood Salad
- Warm Lentil Salad
- Fish with Leek and Red Bell Pepper Sauce
- Penne Puttanesca
- Testi Kebap
- Shish Kebaps
- Sultan’s Delight
All you need is good, crusty bread, some olive oil and a clove or two of garlic. If you are thinking of providing toast, why not spend one extra minute to give it the ciabatta treatment? Golden and full of flavor!
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- 3 slices sliced bread crusty, good quality
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 clove garlic sliced in half, lengthways
- With a pastry brush, apply the olive oil onto both sides of the bread. Grill both sides under a broiler/grill. The grill on a BBQ or Weber is even better as you will attain those great, grill marks on the bread. Remove the bread, when golden in color.
- Rub the raw garlic, cut-side down onto the grilled bread. Serve immediately.
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