Crusty Italian Bread with Pecorino Toscano Cheese, Fresh Anchovies, & Basil-Parsley Pesto

Crusty Italian Bread with Pecorino Toscano Cheese, Fresh Anchovies, & Basil-Parsley Pesto
Crusty Italian Bread with Pecorino Toscano Cheese, Fresh Anchovies, & Basil-Parsley Pesto

Wolfgang Puck American Grille

Here's an Italian take on the classic grilled cheese.

Ingredients

  • Crusty Italian bread
  • Pecorino Toscano cheese (block form so you can hand grate it)
  • Fresh Anchovies marinated in garlic, olive oil, chili flakes & lemon
  • Basil-parsley pesto

Directions

Slice bread to desired thickness. Spread one side of each slice with either butter or olive oil (your choice). Place butter/oil side down in a non-stick skillet.Grate the cheese and distribute on the bread. Add the anchovies and the pesto.Turn on skillet to a medium heat. Let the bread get nice and brown on the bottom. As this happens, the cheese should melt a bit.Take the two sides out and put them together.

Italian Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Italian Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.