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Pa Amb Tomaquet (Tomato Toast)

From "Zingerman's Guide to Good Eating" (a cookbook I HIGHLY recommend), this is an absolutely delicious Catalan garlic toast soaked with tomato juices and drizzled with olive oil and sea salt! It can be topped with chopped olives, capers, and is incredibly wonderful when the bread is grilled and a good olive oil is used. And, this is a good way to use up fresh tomatoes that are getting a little past their prime


  • 4 slices thick good crusty Italian bread or French bread
  • 1 tomato, halved
  • 1 clove garlic, halved
  • olive oil, to taste
  • sea salt
  • Grill or toast bread slices.

Rub grilled bread with garlic halves, then rub tomato halves into bread; really mash them on there- the idea here is to soak the bread tops with the tomato juices.

Discard tomatoes.

Drizzle bread with good olive oil to taste, then sprinkle with some sea salt.

Serve hot.

Now you're in heaven!