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The Wine and Beer Issue - May June 2017

Grilled Sourdough with Heirloom Tomatoes and Sumac
Grilled Sourdough with Heirloom Tomatoes and Sumac.html

July/Aug 2014

From Gail Norton and Matthew Altizer

Use a big, fruity olive oil, perfect for drizzling over grilled bread. Sumac is a Middle Eastern spice with a pleasant astringent, fruity taste. Find it at Middle Eastern stores and The Silk Road Spice Merchant.

8 1/2-inch-thick slices of sourdough bread

2 garlic cloves

3-4 ripe heirloom tomatoes, thinly sliced

extra-virgin olive oil

Maldon salt

1 T. sumac

Preheat a grill or broiler to medium-high heat. Grill the bread on both sides until it’s crispy and slightly charred. Rub the bread all over with garlic and put it on a serving platter. Top each toast with sliced tomatoes, a generous drizzle of olive oil, and a sprinkling each of Maldon salt and sumac. Serves 4 to 6.


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