Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Roasted Orange Cherry Tomatoes

With the abundance of tomatoes this time of year, I'm always looking for ways to make them last longer. I store these tomatoes in a little olive oil and the (peeled) garlic cloves they are roasted with. They are sweet alone as a snack and make a great addition to pasta.

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
Slice tomatoes in half. To make slicing them fast and easy, see Tomato Tip Below.

Put tomatoes cut side up on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. 
Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Add a couple unpeeled garlic cloves on the pan with the tomatoes.
Roast for up to 3 hours depending on the size of the tomatoes. These were pretty small, more like grape tomatoes, and only took 2 hours. They should be shriveled but still have some juice in them.

Tomato Tip - Slicing Cherry Tomatoes in Half

Place tomatoes in a plastic carry-out lid.
Top with another lid (upside-down), gently press on the lid and run your knife through the middle.
Voila'. This works great for grapes, too.

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