Grilled Rustic Garlic & Herb Bread


Here's a quick and easy recipe that is a delicious addition to most anything.


This can also be made in a toaster oven or regular oven under the broiler.


If you like this one, feel free to try other herbs you might love as well.














MAKES ABOUT 12 SERVINGS


INGREDIENTS

  • 2 whole loaves of rustic Italian ciabatta bread or French baguette

  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 tbsp garlic powder

  • 1 tsp onion salt

  • 1 tsp ground fennel (optional)

  • 1 tbsp dried oregano

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

  • A bit of fresh oregano

  • Grated Pecorino Romano cheese (to finish by sprinkling on top.



THE PROCESS



First, heat your grill to medium/high.


then


Mix all of the ingredients (except for the oregano and cheese) in a small bowl or cup.






Slice the bread lengthwise.


Drizzle the well mixed oil and herb mixture onto the bread.








Spread evenly with a wide spoon.











Place the bread with the oil mixture face-down onto the grill. Press gently and evenly with your hands or tongs so that the grill comes in full contact with the bread.








Depending upon how hot the grill is, you may need to keep it on there anywhere from 1 - 3 minutes.


Just don't check it for at least a minute (unless you're convinced it might be burning). If it seems like it's sticking, wait a little. Just be sure to be careful the first time you check so that the bread doesn't stick and tear.





Remove to the cutting board and add the fresh oregano.









...Then sprinkle on the Pecorino Romano...










Slice it up...










...and serve.