Slow Roasted Plum Tomatoes

Cut the tomatoes, place in a glass rimmed baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, add fresh herbs, and roast for hours .  

Cut the tomatoes, place in a glass rimmed baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, add fresh herbs, and roast for hours .  

The tomatoes literally melt in your mouth.

The tomatoes literally melt in your mouth.

Tomatoes on warm bread with fresh basil and a drizzle of olive oil.

Tomatoes on warm bread with fresh basil and a drizzle of olive oil.

What I should be doing: I really should be raking the leaves, (I think I will leave that for Gordy).

What I am doing:   Wondering what to do with a big bowl of plum tomatoes.

New love: Oven roasted tomatoes, you can add them to just about anything.

FYI:  I wish you were here because the house smells of garlic and rosemary.

BTW: The leaves still need to be raked, Gordy where are you?


Slow Roasted Plum Tomatoes

Ingredients:

  • 2 - 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and  cut in half
  • handful of fresh thyme 
  • a few spring of fresh rosemary
  • kosher salt and freshly cracked pepper
  • 1 pound tomatoes, any variety

Directions:

  1.  Preheat the oven to 325ºF
  2.  Pour olive oil into a baking dish.
  3. Cut tomatoes in half and place in the baking dish.
  4. Toss tomatoes with the olive oil, garlic, fresh herbs and salt and pepper.
  5. Arrange the tomatoes in a single layer, cut side up
  6.  Bake for about two hours, or until the tomatoes are soft and juicy but slightly wilted.

Cooks Notes:  I usually make a bit batch of these and freeze. During the winter I add them to stews, pasta and soups.