Slow-Roasted Tomatoes and 10 Things to Do With ThemPosted on Nov 6, 2011 | 58 comments
- Make a lighter chicken Parmesan by topping grilled chicken with roasted tomatoes and fresh mozzarella and baking just until the cheese melts.
- Make cute hors d'oeuvres by alternating roasted tomatoes with bocconcini halves (small fresh mozzarella balls) on a toothpick.
- Make the ultimate grilled cheese sandwich by adding roasted tomatoes along with your favorite cheese.
- Or, how about a fancy BLT with roasted tomatoes instead of raw?
- Toss the roasted tomatoes in with any salad to make it extra special.
- Add the roasted tomatoes to any pasta dish, whether with tomato sauce, pesto, ricotta, or goat cheese.
- Make a tart with ricotta and slow roasted tomatoes layered on a pastry shell.
- Prepare crostini with brie (or pesto, or ricotta, or tapenade) and slow roasted tomatoes
- Add the roasted tomatoes to a quiche along with other vegetables.
- Serve on top of polenta for an elegant side or comforting lunch.
Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
Slow-roasted tomatoes are easy to prepare and versatile. Once cooled store in a jar topped with a bit of olive oil and refrigerate.
Author: Katherine Martinelli
Recipe Type: Side
Yield: Makes 2 cups
- 1 pound cherry tomatoes, halved (or any tomatoes)
- 6 cloves garlic, unpeeled
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
- Preheat the oven to 250F. Put the tomatoes and garlic on a baking sheet. Toss with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Transfer the tray to the oven and roast for 2 to 3 hours, until shriveled but still moist. Allow to cool and peel the garlic cloves. Enjoy immediately or store in a jar in the refrigerator topped with olive oil.
Vegetarian, Vegan, Parve, Gluten Free