Roasted Red Pepper & Caper Crostini
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Roasted Red Pepper & Caper Crostini

Mini toasts piled high with roasted peppers and capers make for a simple, savory appetizer.

Ingredients

  • 12 to 15 baguette slices

  • 1 ½ lb. mixed sweet, medium, and hot peppers (enough to fill a small baking sheet)

  • 3 tbsp. EVOO

  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped, grated, or thinly sliced

  • 3 tbsp. capers in brine, drained and chopped

  • 2 tbsp. fresh thyme leaves, chopped

Preparation

Instructions Checklist

  • Step 1

    Arrange the rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 350°. Place the baguette slices on the oven rack and toast until light golden, about 10 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Transfer the toasts to a platter. Move the rack to the upper third of the oven and preheat the broiler. Arrange the peppers on a baking sheet. Broil until the skins blister all over, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer the peppers to a bowl, cover tightly with plastic wrap, and let sit until cool enough to handle, about 15 minutes. Using a paper towel, wipe off the pepper skins, discard the stems and seeds, and thinly slice the peppers.

  • Step 3

    In a small skillet, heat the EVOO and garlic over medium. Swirl the oil for a minute or two, then add the sliced peppers, capers, and thyme. Cook, stirring gently, until the peppers are warmed through, about 3 minutes. Divide the pepper mixture among the toasts.

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