Friday, September 23, 2011

Roasted Tomatoes

So, I've once again been blessed by the generosity of a dear friend and her insanely abundant garden.  This time, Roma Tomatoes.  Oh Romas, how I love thee.  This was delicious as a side dish for literally anything.  We had it with Meatballs, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy (which was also a gift from this same friend - and equally delicious!).

Roasted Tomatoes
Original recipe by Ina Garten
Adapted recipe by Kitchen Groovy

12 plum Roma Tomatoes, halved
1/4 C good olive oil
1 1/2 T aged balsamic vinegar
2 large garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Arrange the tomatoes on a sheet pan, cut sides up, in a single layer.  Drizzle with the olive oil and balsamic vinegar.  Sprinkle with garlic, sugar, salt and pepper.  Roast for 25-30 minutes, until the tomatoes start to caramelize and the flavores are concentrated. 

Serve warm or at room temperature.

Tomatoes are abundant this time of year - this is a must have delicious new side dish to try out!!

Please click here for a printable version of this recipe - Kitchen Groovy

Enjoy and live with gusto!

1 comment:

  1. Roasting tomatoes bring out the best flavors. And it's so simple - a great way to put a tasty treat out for the family on a busy night. Haven't seen you in a while, glad you're still "cooking"!