Updated Nov 24, 2014Chatelaine
- Stir cheese with hot sauce to taste. Pit olives and cut into chunks. Seed and thinly slice red peppers. Heat oil in a large frying pan set over medium heat. Add peppers and garlic. Sauté, stirring often, until peppers are softened, about 10 minutes.
- Adjust rack about 4 inches (10 cm) from broiler and preheat. Slice baguette crosswise into 1/4-inch- (0.5-cm-) thick slices. You should have toppings for about 32 slices. Lay slices on a baking sheet and lightly toast under broiler, about 2 minutes per side.
- Spread slices with cheese mixture. Cover with a piece of arugula. Add a slice of beef. Scatter with a few sautéed peppers. Dot with several pieces of olive. Serve right away or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate up to 3 hours.
This substantial but not-too-filling party nibble is from Therese Taylor of Dan T’s Inferno. Choose your own level of “fire.”
Complete Step 1. Cover cheese mixture, olive pieces and sautéed peppers separately and refrigerate up to 2 days. Later, continue with Step 2.