Monday, July 9, 2007
What Exactly is Fett'unta?
Browsing through some cookbooks this past weekend I came across a recipe from Mario Batalli's; "Molto Italiano," that sounded interesting: Marinated Roasted Peppers with Goat Cheese, Olives and Fett'unta. I know you're thinking what exactly is a Fett'unta? Mario explains it to be "...a greased slice-or a shiny, happy piece of bread." And happy I was with the finished product. Here's the recipe with a few of my modifications. Marinated Roasted Peppers with Goat Cheese, Olives and Fett'unta. 4 large roasted red or yellow bell peppers (I used jarred roasted peppers) 7 tbs olive oil 6 anchovy fillets, rinsed, patted dry and finely chopped 2 tbs capers, rinsed and drained 10 giant Sicilian olives (I used Greek green olives found at the AJ's olive bar) 1 tbs red wine vinegar 1 tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary 8 ounces log of goat cheese cut into rounds 12 1/2 inch thick slices of Italian bread 2 garlic cloves 1. Slice peppers into 1 inch wide strips and place into a medium bowl 2. Add the anchovies, capers, olives, vinegar, rosemary and olive oil to the peppers and toss to mix well. 3.Toast the bread under the broiler until light brown on both sides. Lightly rub each toast with a garlic clove. 4. Spread one round of goat cheese on each slice of bread and top with a helping of the pepper mix.