Garlic Pâté on Toasts

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Here's a simple canapé chock-full of mellow roasted garlic flavour - an earthy yet sophisticated match for drinks. You can also garnish with chopped fresh chives, parsely, oregano or basil for a bit of colour. 

  • Portion size 55 servings
  • Credits : Holiday Best: 2002

Ingredients

  • 3 heads garlic
  • 1 cup cubed white bread crusts removed
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 14 black olives pitted and halved
  • 1/2 roasted red pepper diced
Toasts:
  • 1 baguette
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Method

Toasts: Cut baguette into 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick slices; place on rimmed bakng sheet. Brush tops lightly with oil; sprinkle with pepper and salt. Bake in 450 F(230 C) oven until golden and crisp, about 7 minutes. Set aside. (Make-ahead: Let cool. Store in airtight container for up to 2 days.)

Wrap garlic in foil; bake in 450 F (230 C) toaster oven or oven until softened, about 30 minutes. Let cool. 

Separate garlic cloves; cut off tops and squeeze flesh into bowl of food processor. Add bread, lemon juice and salt; purée. With motor running, drizzle in oil in steady stream until smooth. (Make-ahead; Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 1 day.)

Spread 1/2 tsp (2 mL) of the pâté on each toast; top half with olive half and half with red pepper.

Nutritional facts Per piece: about

  • Sodium 65 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 42.0
  • Total fat 3 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 4 g

%RDI

  • Iron 2.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 2.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 0.0
  • Vitamin C 3.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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