I have been on a little bit of a Slow Roasted Tomato craze.
I love them!
I want to share with you how I do it.
It's so easy. It does not require a tutorial to teach one how to do it,
but I like to look at pictures when I blog cruise,
so I'm giving you pictures,
just for fun.
It is truly simple.
I took this medley of tomatoes, some succulent and plump Farmer's Market Heirlooms
and some crummy Roma tomatoes from the store, which were threatening me
with turning if I didn't dream up something delicious for them. This is
a great way to use up a bunch of tomatoes fast.
Plus, I won't tell you which member of my family has a tomato phobia.
Without naming any names-it's not me and it's not any of the kids, who can not choke down a raw tomato-"fruit of the evil night shade family" he calls them-OOPS! Did I say "he?!"
Anyways, tomatoes seem to transform into a palatable pleasure when treated to the slow roasting method. Even the "picky" one enjoys this recipe.
First, I washed them up.
I sliced them and threw them in my stone pan.
Any pan is fine, but if using a cookie sheet, line with foil first.
The pan is way easier to clean when you do that.
I piled them in there.
Added a chopped onion and a couple cloves of minced garlic.
I actually put 3 cloves in because one of my kids
is fighting a cold and garlic is a little
kitchen wonder drug.
Then I drizzled Extra Virgin Olive Oil all over these guys. I sprinkled Celtic Sea Salt,
fresh ground pepper, Dried Basil (didn't have fresh on hand) and then stirred it all up.
In the oven on 200 degrees for at least 2 hours.
such little effort for the intoxicating aroma that fills the house,
like you've been slaving-over-a-hot-stove-all-day-kind-of-smell,
while these are just sitting there perfecting in that low oven
while you're doing nothing.
My mouth is watering a little right now remembering
how good, juicy, and tastes-like-GrandmaCasatico's-cooking this was.
When they're ready, you can do whatever your little
culinary heart desires.
Mine desired to throw them on top of pasta.
I had some ground beef from the Farmer's Market too, so I browned it up while my pasta cooked.
Then they all blended together like one big happy family.
Then I fed it to my kids and we ate it all up
like one big happy family.