Photo by Patricia Esteve
Bread with tomato home
Traditional Catalan cuisine: pa amb tomaquet. Done properly, the bread should be rubbed with not just tomato but also garlic, then drizzled with olive oil
Grill two thick slices of crumbly textured, thick crusted pa de pagès (country bread). Cut a juicy clove of garlic in half and rub across the top of the bread. Follow by slicing a tomate maduro (sun-ripened and juicy) in half and rubbing on top of the garlic. Sprinkle with sea salt and drizzle with good quality, fruity olive oil. Add anchovies, ham, cheese or even sliced ripe figs for a satisfying lunch.