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Friday, April 19, 2013

friday food/4

happy friday friends! i have been on a serious parmesan cheese/arugula kick lately. i'm not sure if it's because summer is coming right up behind us or whether i'm just obsessed with parmesan cheese and arugula. that's probably it...
this is a super simple put-together pre-dinner appetizer. or just eat lots of it with wine and call it dinner. your choice. ;)

i saw this version (and image) on martha stewart's website here.

here's how it goes:

ingredients:
mozzarella cheese

toasts (and i say...don't take the easy route here, take the time to grab a really delicious artisan bread for this one!)

homemade (or store bought) pesto (i actually think this brand is really delicious, believe it or not)

arugula

shaved parmesan (again, i say don't skimp on the metza cheese, go parmesan reggiano all the way, it's worth the expense)

freshly ground black pepper

(*the only thing i might add here would be a drizzle of freshly squeezed lemon juice for a burst of interesting and unexpected flavor.)

i think you can figure out from the photo how to layer the ingredients. or do it your own way ;) i say, pour a delicious glass of red wine and start seriously enjoying yourself. it is friday after all...

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