Monday, June 13, 2011

Roasted Tomatoes with Fresh Herbs, Garlic and Cheese

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Last night, my neighbor Jackie brought us over a version of these Roasted Tomatoes with Fresh Herbs, Garlic and Cheese.

Jackie used large tomatoes and cooked them down on a grill until soft ~ they were like mini pizzas minus the bread ...and super fresh and delicious...



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I wanted to recreate the tomatoes exactly...but I was in the possession of a bunch of small ones I needed to use...

so here's my version of Jackie's dish...with huge honkin' pieces of bread!

A simple and wonderful summertime treat!   The basic recipe follows...

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Let's add more cheese...

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Roasted Tomatoes with Fresh Herbs, Garlic and Cheese

A few handful small tomatoes, halved
Olive oil of coating
2+ cloves of garlic, diced
A few handfuls of chopped fresh herbs, shown here: basil, sage, oregano and thyme
Mozzarella Cheese (or cheese of choice) for topping (as much or as little as you like)
Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425.

Place your tomatoes in an ovenproof casserole dish. Salt and Pepper.

Drizzle with olive oil.

Top with fresh chopped herbs.

Top with cheese.

Drizzle with a touch more olive oil and a few fresh herbs.

Cook in the oven about 8-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and crispy on the sides.

Serve with a delicious loaf of fresh, crusty bread.
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17 comments:

Heather said...

Three of my favorite ingredients! And to think, I didn't like tomatoes 4 years ago.. Looks divine.

Courtney said...

Yes, PLEASE! Warm tomatoes are one of my favorite foods - and well, cheese just makes everything better! :)

Nicole said...

Simply delicious. I think I'd eat the whole pan. Gorgeous photos!!

The Glamorous Gourmet said...

OMG - YUM! Your photos are positively delicious too:)

Priyanka said...

Yummy....!!!! And the pic looks wonderful

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

wow love this recipe for summer tomatoes

Raquel @ Erecipe.com said...

It turned out lovely. I'm making this for dinner tonight =)

Marc van der Wouw said...

Ow My....Yumyumyum Love roasted tomato's and cheese....;-)

Nuts about food said...

Besides loving the food, I love the new look!

Clint said...

Lookin' really great! And the aroma?---ummmmm.

Lea Ann said...

Your photos are always so nice! Love this idea and am bookmarking it for when I get fresh tomatoes from my plants. Fabulous!

Jenn said...

Nicely done! Love this idea.. then again, who could not love tomatoes and cheese and garlic??? :)

Karen said...

WOW! You've made my mouth water for roasted tomatoes at 8:30am while drinking coffee!!
What a fantastic summer side dish!

France said...

I love this idea. It's simple and easy to put together. I'll probably throw this together when I'm in a bind for dinner.

Kathleen said...

I am drooling on my key board! This dish, a loaf of good bread and some red wine sounds like heaven to me!!!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Looks divine. Your photos are spectacular! Such a simple recipe packed with great flavors. As one of my favorite food stars would say, "How easy is that?"
Sam

Magic of Spice said...

What a fresh and wonderful idea! Love all that cheese too :)