Monday, July 8, 2013

Slow Roasted Tomatoes

That is...if you're a lover of tomatoes. I've always liked tomatoes, but my love for this delicious fruit grew when I met my partner 4 years ago, and I've since discovered so many ways to prepare and serve this sweet fruit or vegetable, whatever you prefer to label it as - it is delicious and here's a recipe I picked up from watching the TV show - "The Chew".  
Tomatoes ready for roasting

The flavours are phenomenal - like a fun party in your mouth, great in sandwiches, delicious with pasta; especially ravioli, and if you have enough self control to ONLY taste one piece and resist the urge to keep eating, then bravo to you:) oh, and did I mention it's easy to make and guarantee to be a hit. You cannot mess this recipe is so simple. 

Roasted Tomatoes

You'll need a large baking dish, about 10 large tomatoes (any kind works), sliced lengthwise  not thin , fresh basil or your favourite herb, salt, black pepper, finely chopped garlic, and olive oil. In a large bowl add all the ingredients, mix with hands, and layer the tomatoes in baking dish; it's OK to stack them on top of each other.
Do not pour the remaining juice on the tomatoes. Drizzle a bit more olive oil on the finished product, and bake for 3.5 hours; yes you read that right - at 275 degrees. Set the timer and leave it alone.
This is one dish you do not want to rush, it's the slow roasting that makes it a winner.

This can be kept in the fridge for up to 2 weeks in an air tight glass jar , or freeze for up to 8 months..not that it will last two weeks anyway:).
And, with tomato season upon us, it's the perfect time to try this recipe and stock up on a very inexpensive, tasty, healthy, and versatile dish.

If you have another great tomato recipe I'd love if you won't mind sharing it with me.

To your health and enjoyment!

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