It's Summer tomato season and I'm always looking for different recipes that offer alternative ways in cooking them.
While in California this past week, my friend Christina introduced me to one of the best recipes yet!
Who remembers the movie Under the Tuscan Sun with Diane Lane?
Well, this recipe comes from a cookbook written by the author who wrote the book that was eventually turned into that screenplay.
The recipe is Roasted Tomato.
It's easy too!
*Chop up 60 or so Cherry tomatoes or 25 medium tomatoes
* 1/2 cup of olive oil
* 3 tbs of minced fresh rosemary
* 3 tbs of fresh oregano
* 3 tbs of fresh thyme leaves
* 5 garlic cloves
* Mix all together in a bowl
* Spread onto a baking pan and cook at 200-degrees for 2 hours.
It's a slow roast
Sounds too easy but let me tell you, they're yummy!
You can serve with crostini or bruschette for an appetizer.
I personally, could eat this for an entire meal!
The recipe also suggest throwing into a risotto.
Tonight, we're going to put it over grilled chicken.
The best part is?
Leftover tomatoes can be packed into jars, topped with olive oil and stored in the fridge for a week!
Enjoy and let me know what you think!
(just so you know though, I went to buy a Mason jar last night and didn't realize you couldn't just buy one, but instead you have to buy an entire case. I just put mine in a Tupperware container.)