“Just about anyone who works in a fire house knows how to cook,” Chief Fraze claims. This particular recipe is a favorite of his and he says it is always a hit with his guests. You can spice it up or down depending on what types of chilies you use and how you prepare them. No matter what you do, have the fire extinguisher standing by.
In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, salt, garlic, olive oil, and the roughly-chopped basil.
Allow the mixture to chill for 15 minutes in the refrigerator. While your topping is cooling, lightly grill your biased-cut baguette. If you don’t have a grill or griddle available, try toasting them in a sauté pan until they get brown and crispy.
To assemble, place your baguette slices on a large plate and top with the chilled tomato mixture.
Then place the Parmesan cheese on top and garnish with the leftover fresh basil.