Bread Salad with Currants and Pine Nuts
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- 1 tablespoon(s) dried currants
- 1 tablespoon(s) warm water
- 1 teaspoon(s) red wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoon(s) Champagne vinegar
- 10 tablespoon(s) olive oil
- Salt and Pepper
- 1/2 pound(s) stale Italian-style bread cut into large chunks
- 1 teaspoon(s) pine nuts
- 4 scallions thinly sliced crosswise
- 3 clove(s) garlic thinly sliced
- 4 cup(s) lightly packed and small arugula leaves
- Preheat the oven to 450°. In a small bowl, soak the currants in the water and red wine vinegar until plumped, 10 minutes. Drain.
- In another small bowl, combine the Champagne vinegar with the 1/2 cup of olive oil (8 tbsp.) and season the dressing with salt and pepper.
- On a rimmed baking sheet, toss the bread with 2 tablespoons of the oil. Bake for about 5 minutes, until lightly toasted. Let cool, then tear the bread into bite-size pieces. In a bowl, toss the bread with three-quarters of the dressing and let stand for 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a pie plate, warm the pine nuts in the oven for 2 minutes.
- In a skillet, heat the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of oil. Add the scallions and garlic and cook over moderate heat until softened, about 2 minutes; transfer to a large bowl. Add the currants, bread, pine nuts and the remaining Champagne vinaigrette and toss.
- Spoon the bread salad into a shallow 1-quart baking dish. Cover loosely with foil and bake for about 15 minutes, until heated through. Uncover and bake for a few minutes longer to dry out the top and brown the bottom. Transfer the bread salad to a platter, toss with the arugula and serve.
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- COURSE: Main Dishes