6 May 2019
A fabulous simple savoury lunch or tapas; colourful juicy peppers and salty anchovy fillets on garlicy toast, served with a drizzle of thick balsamic glaze.
Deseed the peppers and slice into thick strips.
Gently heat the olive oil in a small pan and then cook the peppers with a few sprigs of thyme over a very low heat, stirring occasionally, for about 20 minutes. Discard the thyme stalks.
Slice the bread from a rustic loaf and drizzle each slice with a little olive oil. Peel and slightly crush the garlic and rub onto the bread. Toast on both sides in a griddle pan.
Drizzle balsamic glaze onto 2 plates, place 2 toasts on each and pile on the peppers and anchovies. Garnish with a little thyme.
I bought the little anchovy fillets from my local fishmonger; you can buy them in plain olive oil, or in chilli oil if you prefer. Or, if you can't find them, you could use canned ones instead.