Fig And Pâté Bruschetta. New Music From Bell The Band.

Fig And Paté Bruschetta
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For an easy and elegant starter you can’t go wrong with Fig And Pâté Bruschetta. The figs are simmered in spiced up port and served atop nutty toast slathered with creamy pâté. Different and delicious.

Fig And Paté Bruschetta
Fig And Pâté Bruschetta

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon unsalted butter
3 large shallots
1 cup ruby port
2 bay leaves
4 whole black peppercorns
1 long strip orange peel
16 black or purple figs, quartered
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme, leaves, plus 8 sprigs for garnish
8 1/2-inch-thick slices whole-grain walnut bread
Olive oil for brushing
10 ounces smooth paté, such as foie gras or chicken liver

Directions:

1. Melt butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Thinly slice 2 shallots, and sauté in butter until golden and caramelized, about 6 minutes. Set aside.

2. Quarter the remaining shallot and combine with port, bay leaves, peppercorns, and orange peel in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil then decrease heat and simmer until liquid is reduced and thickened, 20 to 30 minutes. Remove from heat, and strain into a clean pan. Add figs then season to taste with salt, pepper, and thyme. Cook over medium heat until figs begin to soften, about 3 minutes.

3. Preheat oven to 400℉.

4. Place bread on a cookie sheet and lightly brush both sides with olive oil. Toast in oven until golden brown, about 4 minutes on each side.

5. Spread each slice of toast with pâté. Spoon figs over the pâté and garnish with reserved shallots and thyme sprigs. Cut slices into smaller pieces to serve, if you like.

Serves 16

Recipe from Martha Stewart
Fig And Paté Bruschetta

Serve some drinks, set out the bruschetta and have “Isn’t That Life” playing in the background. New from NYC-based band Bell The Band, it’s just what you want to kick back to.

Check out Bell The Band on the band’s Website. Follow the band on Facebook where you can learn of an upcoming show in NYC and keep tuned as to where you can buy their music.

Cheers!

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Music obsessed cooking freak whipping up fab food one song at at time.
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