Anchovy, Red Pepper, and Manchego Pintxos

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Anchovy, Red Pepper, and Manchego Pintxos

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About This Recipe

Yield:Makes 12 hors d'oeuvres, serving 4 to 6
Active time:10 minutes
Total time:10 minutes
This recipe appears in: Bar Bites: Anchovy, Red Pepper, and Manchego Pintxos

Ingredients

  • 12 (1/2-inch) slices of baguette
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium clove garlic, cut in half
  • 12 thin slices of manchego cheese
  • 1 jarred roasted red bell pepper, drained and cut into 12 slivers
  • 12 olive oil-packed anchovy fillets, drained
  • Sherry vinegar, for drizzling
  • 12 toothpicks or small wooden skewers, for serving

Procedures

  1. 1

    Brush both sides of the baguette slices with the olive oil, then place the baguette slices on a baking sheet. Lightly toast the bread directly under the broiler until golden brown, 30-seconds to 1 minute per side. Remove the bread from the broiler and rub the top of each baguette slice with the cut side of the garlic.

  2. 2

    Place the manchego slices on each slice of bread, followed by a sliver of roasted red bell pepper, followed by an anchovy fillet. Return the baguette slices to the broiler and broil just until the cheese melts, 30-seconds to 1 minute.

  3. 3

    Remove the topped baguette slices from the oven, then secure each with a toothpick. sprinkle with sherry vinegar and serve immediately.

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