After much anticipation the NHL playoffs have finally begun and I know all of us Vancouverites have been cheering hard for our Canucks!
I also know all of that loud and proud cheering can work up an appetite so I thought I would dedicate this week’s column to one of my favorite game-time snacks: Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Shooters.
They are an easy and clever little option, far from the ordinary nachos and wings. Make these shots for a game and see how they can be just as exciting as those on the ice!
15-Minute Creamy Tomato & Basil Soup
2 (15-ounce) containers of vegetable broth
1 (28-ounce) can concentrated crushed tomatoes
1 cup heavy cream
Coarse salt and black pepper
10 leaves fresh basil, cut into chiffonade, for garnish
12 shot glasses
12 toothpicks or wooden skewers
Grilled Cheese Croutons
1-2 tablespoons butter
6 slices good quality, firm bread with crusts removed
3-6 slices aged cheddar cheese
Directions for Grilled Cheese Croutons:
Go Canucks Go!