France & Maman (Francoise)

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 A mother-daughter cooking duo from Paris to Brooklyn. Maman & France live 3,626 miles apart but connect everyday over yummy & mostly French recipes. Bon appetit!

CHARRED BREAD TOASTS W/ RICOTTA & CHERRY SALSA (by France)

CHARRED BREAD TOASTS W/ RICOTTA & CHERRY SALSA (by France)

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Try this as a starter or entree on any hot Summer night. The creamy ricotta spread, crunchy Sourdough bread and fruit-forward cherry salsa are a delicious combination that everyone will love. I served this over the weekend while hosting my friends for dinner on my rooftop, it was a success. Bon appetit!


Serves 8  l  Difficulty level: very easy  l  Prep time: 20min  l  Total time: 40minutes


INGREDIENTS

3 spring onions 

5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 

2 1/4 cups fresh cherries, pitted 

1/2 cup olive oil

Salt and pepper 

1 loaf of sourdough bread 

12 oz whole-milk ricotta cheese 

Flaky salt 

STEPS 

1. Slice spring onions thinly on a steep diagonal and toss them in a small bowl with the lemon juice. Let it sit for 10min.

2. Pit the cherries and cut into 1/3-inch-thick slivers.

    3. In a sauce pan, add the onions, cherries, and 1/2 cup of olive oil. Cook for 3 minutes tossing gently to incorporate. Add salt and pepper.

    4. Prepare a grill or the oven for medium-low heat. Brush thickly-cut sides of bread with oil. Grill until bread is toasted and golden brown, about 3 minutes.

    5. Let toasts cool for a minute, then spread generous amounts of ricotta over each piece. Arrange on a platter and, using a slotted spoon, top with cherry salsa, spring onions and sprinkle lightly with sea salt.

     
     
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