Saturday, July 23, 2011

Repurposing Basil, Part III (Angus Beef Brunch Melts with fruit salad)


Where were we? Ah, yes. Weekend. Sleeping in. Taking it easy. A bit too late for breakfast, so we’ll slide right into a throw-together brunch. With more basil, of course.

Take a couple of good Everything bagels, split them, and toast them. (You can use other types of bagels if you wish.)

On top of each bagel half, put a few slices of thin-sliced deli Angus Beef. (As the Kroger guy said to me, “Are you sure you want this? It’s real rare.” I assured him that I did.) Top the beef with a few leaves of fresh basil and a half a slice of swiss cheese. Put this in a toaster oven or under a broiler until the cheese melts.

Meanwhile, slice some fresh peaches and a couple of bananas. Take a few leaves of fresh basil and slice into ribbons. Toss everything with some blueberries. Sprinkle with a little bit of powdered sugar.

And floating a spring of fresh basil in V-8 gives it a yummy bouquet.

There you go – brunch in 10 minutes with basil appropriately integrated. Enjoy!



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