Monday, September 04, 2006

Sweet Tomatoes

I just had to pull this photo out to keep up with the neighbors! There have been so many recipes lately on tomatoes, so I'm just going to throw a short one in!

For several years,my dear friend Monique came to the U.S. to put on a cooking demonstration. This is her recipe of Candied Tomatoes.

Slice three pounds of tomatoes in half. On top of each half, sprinkle one teaspoon of sugar. Salt and pepper each half. Now drizzle a good quality olive oil on the top of each tomato. Bake at a low temperature of 225 degrees for about two hours. Check occassionally in the event that you need to add more oil.

This was the hit of the evening. Everyone raved about the tenderness and sweetness of these "jewels of the vines." Any selection of meat will work as a main. That's the amazing thing about tomatoes. They can be eaten with most foods!


Katie said...

Those tomatoes look familiar: Strange shape but very tastey, they are everywhere right now, the only tomato I never see 'out-of-season'. Interesting recipe - once mine start turning red again I'll have to try it!

christine said...

I think they're heirlooms, aren't they? At least they look to be. I've never thought of tomatoes with sugar, but when you think of how acidic tomatoes are, the sugar would be a balancing sweetness to the tart tomato. Another one I'll have to try.