Recipe of the Week
From Ashley’s Kitchen, of McDonuts
I am a big fan of simple recipes for easy entertaining. Here is one of my all-time favorite recipes that is as easy as can be:
Roasted Grapes, Thyme and Fresh Ricotta on Grilled Bread
This recipe is so simple but looks so beautiful in its presentation. Your holiday guests will think you are a gourmet chef after tasting this simple (but very delicious) recipe!
fresh thyme sprigs
good rustic/french bread, sliced into 1/2-inch thick pieces
fresh ricotta cheese
1. Preheat oven to 450ºF. Spread the grapes onto a cookie sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with the kosher salt. Lay thyme leaves over top of the grapes. Mix and toss gently with your hands or a spoon. Place cookie sheet in the oven for 6 to 10 minutes (depending on your oven, times will vary) or until grapes just begin to burst — they will smell and look beautiful!
2. In the meantime, heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. I typically use our George Foreman Grill for this and it is so easy! Brush the bread with olive oil and grill until toasted.
3. Assemble the ingredients: spread fresh ricotta over each slice of grilled bread. Top with the roasted grapes but be very sure to discard the thyme sprigs. The sprigs are overpowering in taste if you serve them with the grapes on the bread. The thyme is just meant to season the grapes, not to serve with them. And voila – an easy recipe for entertaining during the holidays!
Recipe adapted from: Real Simple Magazine and http://www.wellsphere.com/healthy-eating-article/lunch-roasted-grapes-with-thyme-fresh-ricotta-grilled-bread/1501505