This awesome recipe comes from my friend, Karen Calanchini of Redding, California. Karen says, "These are great served on crusty bread with a little olive oil or as a side dish.
This preparation is a welcome relief from canning all those tomatoes or using
sun-dried. You can eat these "as-is" from the oven; they are absolutely fantastic."
Check out Linda's
Tomato Recipes. Also check here to learn
All About Tomatoes (history, how to purchase, and how to use).
Check out how to make
Oven-Roasted Fresh Tomato Sauce and
Oven-Roasted Canned Tomatoes.
Slow-Roasted Tomatoes Recipe
Condiments and Sauces
Yields: 4 cups<
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 6 hr
4 pounds fresh vine-ripened
garlic cloves, minced
5 tablespoons extra-virgin
salt and freshly-ground
Preheat oven to 200 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil.
Wash tomatoes and cut out the stem core. Slice the tomatoes in half lengthwise. Scoop
out and discard the seeds, leaving as much pulp as possible.
Place tomatoes, cut sides up, on prepared baking pan. They can be placed closely
together since they shrink considerably during baking.
Combine garlic and olive oil; spoon over tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Bake 6
to 8 hour or until tomatoes are reduced in size but will retain their shape. The time the
tomatoes take to cook will vary because their size and moisture content vary. By the end,
they are almost caramelized and crispy on the edges. Remove from oven and let cool.
Roasted tomatoes will keep in an airtight container, chilled 2 weeks or up to 8 months
in the freezer. Bring to room temperature before using. After eating the tomatoes, you can
use the olive oil for salad dressing or sautéing.
(1) Sprinkle with sugar, fresh thyme, and salt. Cook according to recipe above.
(2) Combine minced fresh herbs of your choice (such as basil, oregano, rosemary, and/or
thyme); sprinkle over tomatoes. Cook according to recipe above.
Roasted Tomatoes in Olive Oil
Slow-Roasted Tomatoes recipe (see recipe above)
Extra-virgin olive oil
Fresh basil leaves