Thursday, January 08, 2009
Roasted tomatoes with basil...
These roasted tomatoes were tasty beyond belief!! I promise you, I could have eaten the entire pan of them all by myself!!!
12 plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise, cores and seeds removed
1/4 cup good olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons aged balsamic vinegar
2 large garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
10 large fresh basil leaves, julienned
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
Arrange the tomatoes on a sheet pan, cut sides up, in a single layer. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle the garlic, sugar, salt, and pepper. Roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until the tomatoes start to carmelize adn the flavors are concentrated. Sprinkle basil on top and serve warm or at room temperature.
Thank you Ina Garten for a fabulous recipe!!