Joke mentioned that he had some tomato glut going on over at his place. Here’s one possible solution:

Slow roasted tomatoes
This was a major obsession last summer. I was known to stand at the fridge, chunks of sourdough in hand, eating through the leftovers, all Nigella-like. Shame it did nothing to make me as pretty, glamorouse or rich.

Lots of tomatoes – normally I do between 12 and 18, let’s say 2 kilos – cut into halves or quarters, depending on their size.
A few glugs of olive oil
A few cloves of garlic, smooshed
A few slurps of balsamic vinegar
Lots of sea salt
Lots of freshly cracked pepper
Fresh basil, torn up

– Mix the lot together
– Bake in a 150-160C oven for as long as you like, but normally a minimum of an hour. The longer you bake them the darker they become and the more intense the flavour.

This is sublime as part of a brekkie/brunch spread but it has myriad applications:
– tossed through pasta with pan-fried prawns
– tossed through spaghetti al’oglio
– tossed with chick peas and tuna and served w/rice or a green salad

But is best with fresh sourdough to slurp up the oily juices and as an edible plate for the gooshy tomatoes.

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  • Joke

    Ooh! I’ve done something kinda/sorta like this but it had never dawned on me to use balsamic!



  • Bec of the Ladies Lounge

    Yes, the balsamic is an inspired touch and I can vouch for this recipe as both a consumer and an imitator!

    SO glad we’re getting back to summer recipes, aren’t you?

  • Suse

    Oh my computer smells like summer now …

  • Joke

    The nice thing about Florida is that the climate oscillates between Early Summer and Late Summer all year long.


    P.S. Although we get several days with temperatures in the 25C range. Well, OK, maybe 1 or 2.

  • momslo

    ok-Yum! was suppose to be here.

    not down there- on templete matter-of which I know nothing!

  • MsCellania

    Well, how lucky tht I finally REFRESHED THE PAGE and found you’d made not none, buy maybe Five New Entries? One of which is a use for tomahtoes? Which I just happen to have a zillion of?
    Can I just say – Yum?
    and THANK YOU!