Picquillo Pepper and
White Anchovy Toasts
Marinated White Anchovy Fillets with Peppers
Six 1/2-inch-thick slices cut from a round loaf of country bread
Extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing
1/4 cup black-olive tapenade or spread
12 piquillo peppers (from a 9.8-ounce jar)—drained, halved lengthwise and patted dry
12 Marinated White Anchovy Fillets with Peppers
Preheat the broiler. Brush the bread slices on both sides with olive oil and arrange on a large rimmed baking sheet. Broil 8 inches from the heat, turning once, until golden but still chewy in the center, about 2 minutes.
Top the slices of toast with the tapenade, piquillo peppers and anchovies. Cut the toasts in half crosswise and serve.
Pair these easy, traditional toasts with a glass of ripe, fruit-forward sparkling rosé.