Monday, December 30, 2019

Roasted Tomatoes ... For Salads, Sandwiches, & Sauces

The solar daytime earlier yesterday, I had tiffin alongside i of my friends at my favorite picayune local deli.  Aaahhhh, summertime ... I dearest that it gives me the chance to tiffin alongside friends!  And I dearest that it gives me the chance to frequent my favorite picayune deli.  I would become every solar daytime if I could, I swear.  Their salads as well as sandwiches are soooo yummy, alongside not-your-ordinary ingredients as well as flavor combinations.  Not that there's anything incorrect alongside a regular ol' turkey sandwich alongside some lettuce as well as tomatoes on it ... but, oh how I dearest things to travel a fleck to a greater extent than zippy than that.

One of my favorite not-so-ordinary ingredients at the deli?  Roasted tomatoes!  In their sandwiches ... on their salads ... inward their wraps...  Not but sliced fresh tomatoes.  Seasoned as well as roasted fresh tomatoes.  Little hunks of Lycopersicon esculentum heaven, if yous inquire me.

So, tin rate the sack yous gauge what I got for lunch?

Uh-huh ... something alongside roasted tomatoes!  H5N1 large ol' Mediterranean salad alongside large ol' hunks of delicious roasted tomatoes, to travel exact.

One solar daytime when I was at said picayune deli, they but happened to travel preparing several huge pans of tomatoes for roasting.  So I watched.  (Of course of didactics I did!)  And I idea ... hey, I tin rate the sack produce that!

And I did.

Now I tin rate the sack ready my ain little hunks of Lycopersicon esculentum heaven.  And here's all yous produce ...

Cut some fresh tomatoes into thick slices and/or pretty sizeable hunks, similar this:

As yous tin rate the sack see, I wasn't existent precise almost my cutting.  Some are inward thick slices, some are inward hunks ... quarters for medium-to-small tomatoes as well as eigths for larger tomatoes.  I don't bother to totally seed the tomatoes, but if you happen to run across a large puddle of seeds, it's best to own got them out.  I but flick 'em out alongside the tip of my knife.

Toss the tomatoes alongside olive stone oil as well as therefore flavor alongside bounding main salt, freshly dry reason dark pepper, fresh garlic, as well as some basil as well as oregano.

Lay the tomatoes out inward a unmarried layer on a foil-lined pan as well as ...

... roast them inward the oven for almost 45 minutes.

And, voila! ... slow home-roasted tomatoes for your sandwiches, salads, or wraps.

Or, but purpose them to whip upwardly a quick sauce for pasta.  This is i I whipped upwardly on the wing i eve subsequently roasting some tomatoes.  I sauteed a picayune garlic inward olive oil, therefore tossed inward some roasted tomatoes, kalamata olives, as well as capers.  Next, I poured inward a fleck of white vino as well as allow it all simmer together for almost twenty minutes.  Oh.  My.  Goodness.  It was delicious!  And therefore simple.

So, become ahead.  Roast upwardly some of those oodles of tomatoes you've got coming out of your garden as well as regard what wonderful things yous tin rate the sack whip upwardly alongside them.  I'd dearest to demand heed what yous come upwardly up with!

But don't worry favorite picayune deli ... but because I tin rate the sack whip these upwardly at domicile doesn't hateful I'll come upwardly regard yous whatsoever less.

Roasted Tomatoes
Source:  Inspired past times H&M Deli, Cramerton, NC

Please note, this is to a greater extent than of a method than a specific recipe.  Amounts are non specific, as well as vary alongside the amount of tomatoes as well as to personal taste.

Tomatoes, thickly sliced or cutting inward hunks (or, halved grape or cherry tomatoes)
Extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt
Freshly dry reason dark pepper
Dried basil
Dried oregano
Fresh garlic, minced

1.  Place cutting tomatoes inward a bowl; toss alongside olive oil.  Sprinkle alongside a picayune bounding main salt, dark pepper, basil, as well as oregano.  Toss to coat.  Add minced garlic; toss to coat.

2.  Line a baking sail alongside aluminum foil; lightly spray alongside nonstick cooking spray.  Lay tomatoes inward a unmarried layer on baking sheet.  Do non crowd the pan.

3.  Roast inward a 400 flat oven for almost 45 to 60 minutes.  (Mine are unremarkably done pretty some the 45 infinitesimal mark, but some tomatoes could own got a fleck longer.)

Use inward sandwiches, salads, wraps, as well as sauces.