Saturday, August 25, 2012

Tomato Time: Roasted Cherry Tomatoes


Oven Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
While you sleep.....

This method of cooking tomatoes will result in something similar to sun dried tomatoes except more lush, liquid and fresh. The tomatoes can be served alone as an appetizer, they can be part of a green or grain salad, they can be served as a side dish or on home made pizza with fresh ricotta. For later use, fill a small jar with oven-roasted tomatoes and add more olive oil as well as herbs and garlic as desired.  Place in fridge. This recipe is courtesy of Chef Donna, diva of lush, liquid and fresh.

Equipment

parchment paper
baking sheets

Ingredients

4- quarts cherry tomatoes, any kind
olive oil
sea salt, peper

Directions

Preheat oven to 425

Halve cherry tomatoes and place on parchment lined baking sheet.
Sprinkle liberally with olive oil, sea salt and pepper
Place in oven and roast for 30 minutes.
Turn off heat and allow tomatoes and allow to continue cooking while you sleep. 

DO NOT OPEN OVEN UNTIL THE NEXT MORNING. 

Remove and serve warm or place in jars with olive oil and herbs and refrigerate, or freeze, for later use.