One of my favorite things to do when traveling is to seek out the local markets, and London’s Borough Market remains one of my all time favorites. It was there that I first tried and fell in love with roasted tomatoes. A few years after my discovery I opened up Nigella Lawson’s Express book and found her recipe for Moonblush Tomatoes, so named because she roasts them in the oven overnight. Nigella’s very easy and very tasty recipe has since become a staple in our home, we throw the tomatoes into salads, pasta, or simply eat them on our morning toast with soft goat cheese (or even cream cheese if that’s all we have).
This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe, Slow-Roasted Tomatoes, is similar to Nigella’s, but without the overnight part, and we were looking forward to giving it a try.
Dorie’s recipe is great. We particularly liked the addition of garlic, and the rosemary added a nice flavor as well. We served our tomatoes on toast with goat cheese and paired our toasts with salmon and lentils for dinner one night, all of which proved to be a very tasty combo. Leftovers were polished off the next morning at breakfast, which made me think that next time we definitely need to double the recipe.
A great tip is that if you pack your tomatoes in a jar with olive oil, the oil will really pick up the flavor and then you can tip the tomatoes and a bit of the oil over angel hair pasta on those occasions when you need instant dinner.