Friday, September 17, 2010

Roasted Grape Tomatoes with Garlic, Basil and Thyme


I picked up these red and yellow grape tomatoes at our local farmers market. While I could have happily eaten all of them raw, they ended up being roasted down with olive oil, garlic, basil and thyme. The finished product shown here made an unbelievable topping to our andouille sausage and creamy polenta dinner!

Spread them on bread... spoon them on top of a perfectly grilled steak... add shaved parmesan and toss them with spaghetti... However you choose to use them...these roasted tomatoes will guarantee a visually stunning, amazingly flavorful dish!
Roasted Grape Tomatoes with Garlic, Basil and Thyme

Preheat oven to 400

Cover roasting pan with aluminum foil

Place tomatoes in pan (you can leave them whole, halve them or do a combination of both)

Place whole or halved peeled garlic cloves amongst the tomatoes

Add fresh basil leaves and thyme

Drizzle well with olive oil

sprinkle with a nice pinch of kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper

Mix all around then place in a single layer in pan

Place in the oven for 20 minutes.

Remove and enjoy fast because your house will smell SO GOOD you'll have uninvited guests knocking down your door!

14 comments:

Cindy Ellison said...

How beautiful and delicious it looks ... and healthy to boot!

Karen said...

These looks delicious! I like your idea of spreading them on crostini...I may have to roast some tonight!

Marc van der Wouw said...

Looks great..healty gonna try it for sure...

Mary said...

They do look really lovely and they are a source of inspiration as well. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Love this idea! I have a ton of cherry tomatoes from the garden to use up - I think I know whats for dinner now :)

Jennifurla said...

Great idea

Katerina said...

You are right they are perfect. I can picture them as a side dish of a BBQed chicken.Yum,yum.

laurie said...

Your photo is so good I can practically taste them!

Syd said...

Oh yeeeeah! Give me that pot, a loaf of Gambino's bread, and some privacy. Mmmmmmmm

Design Wine and Dine said...

Thanks all! I wish I would have taken a picture on the actual dinner b/c it was AWESOME! Too good to take the time to photograph! We'll be making it again soon! XO

Indie.Tea said...

Oooo that sounds delicious and looks lovely and colorful

Joanne said...

That's my problem with tomatoes...I just sit around popping them in my mouth! I really need to put some aside and roast them because this looks fabulous!

Megan said...

I always end up sauteing my tomatoes with spices, but roasting them sounds amazing! I absolutely love tomatoes in, on, with everything. I will definitely have to give this one a try.

The Food Hound said...

Roasted tomatoes are one of the world's most perfect foods :) I am looking at a pint I need to roast right now! And what a great idea to have them with your sausage/polenta dinner! YUM!