Lucky Star Braaid Pilchard Bruschetta


1 x 400g tin Lucky Star Pilchards in Tomato Sauce
1 loaf olive ciabatta, cut into 1cm thick pieces
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic
2 cups  rosa tomatoes , sliced in half
1 handful basil leaves, torn
1 cup mozzarella, grated
TT salt
TT freshly ground black pepper


  1. Fire up a gas braai or light a charcoal fire on medium direct heat.
  2. Break the pilchards into small flakes.
  3. Brush olive oil over both sides of the ciabatta.
  4. Toast the bread on either side on the braai until golden brown.
  5. Once the ciabattas are golden brown, take the cloves of garlic and rub them on one side of the bread.
  6. Grill the rosa tomatoes on the braai.
  7. Place the tomatoes, pilchards, basil and mozzarella on top of the toasted ciabatta.
  8. Place the bruschetta’s on the braai grid and allow the mozzarella to melt by leaving it on the braai for 3 minutes.
  9. Serve immediately.