Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Slow Roasted Garlic Tomatoes

We had our usual Friday night group of friends coming over for our end of the week "snacks and drink" date and I wanted to make something different than the usual dips I normally make.  I quickly scrolled through my pinned recipes and found a few contenders but I kept going back to these Slow Roasted Garlic Tomatoes and I knew I needed to make these.  And make them I did  - and enjoyed them we certainly did!  We enjoyed the sweet flavor of these slow roasted tomatoes with some mozzarella and some homemade focaccia.  I bought these tomatoes at the store but I have so many tomatoes getting ready to ripen and I can not wait to make this again with my own tomatoes.  I'll let you know how that comes out.  I urge you to try this great dish - enjoy!!

recipe adapted from Food52
What you need:
1 pint or 6-8 handfuls cherry tomatoes
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2-3 splashes olive oil

What you do:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Cut a small slit n the top of each tomato.
Fill a small cast iron skillet with the tomatoes, slit side up.
Separate the  head of  garlic cloves and cut the cloves to fit and insert into the slits on top of the tomatoes.
Sprinkle the herbs and spices on top and then drizzle the olive oil over the tomatoes.
Roast the tomatoes for 35 minutes then remove from oven. Press the tomatoes with the back of a wooden spoon to release some of the juices. Stir a little to combine.
Return the pan to the oven and roast for another hour. 
Press tomatoes again to crush the roasted garlic and mix well.
Serve and enjoy!

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  1. These look so good and simple. I can't wait to try them.

  2. these sound great + i know they'll be amazingly delicious with your own fresh tomatoes. yum!

  3. I can't wait for tomato season to get going so I can try these! Thanks for posting this simple recipe.

  4. Yum! These sound awesome! Much quicker than my 3 hour version!

  5. This looks too good! Would love for you to share it on my linky party!
    Thanks, Marcie

  6. These look delicious. I love tomatoes in any form! I came over from Full Plate Thursdays and am a new follower on GFC. Patsy

  7. Definitely adding these to my roasted vegetables next time around! YUM! Would love for you to link up with us at Kids in the Kitchen on Tuesdays. You can share this recipe with us here:
    Thanks so much and have a great week! Carrie

  8. Hi Danielle,
    I just love to roast tomatoes and we will have so many of them coming our of our garden. I can't wait to try your recipe, it looks awesome! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  9. We love roasted tomatoes around here, and I'll be getting a tomato plant soon, so I know this recipe will come in handy! :)

  10. What a gorgeous picture! These look fantastic!

  11. I love using the cast iron skillet! These look delish!

  12. This looks just too good. would you mind if I share a link on our blog once cherry we get cherries tomatoes to try it on our own?


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