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Slow-Roasted Tomatoes: The Perfect Side Dish

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seduction Meals Slow Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

You can’t help but love the sweet flavor of roasted tomatoes. This pairs so well with grilled steak, chicken, and lamb. It’s one of the best ingredients to toss into a pasta salad (with strips of fresh basil or arugula – YUM!). There are so many applications for this flavor packed treat. Think roasted garlic tomato bruschetta with goat cheese, basil and a dash of sea salt, or a topping for homemade pizza. I could go on and on. Give it a try and share your recipes with us – we’d love to see your creativity!

Here’s a dish where I served up roasted cherry tomatoes over baked cod garnished with strips of basil.

Seduction Meals Slow Roasted Tomatoes and Baked Cod

Slow-Roasted Tomatoes

The tomatoes will collapse as they cook; this is what you want. And, with slow roasting, they will not dry out. FYI: You can use plum tomatoes, small vine tomatoes or cherry tomatoes with this same recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pint of tomatoes, cut in half lengthwise or you can keep them whole.
  • Sea salt and Fresh ground pepper
  • 3 cloves or garlic, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • (option) A few sprigs of fresh thyme or rosemary

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.
  • In a small bowl, mix together all ingredients
  • Place tomato mixture on a rimmed baking sheet or non-stick pan (you can also use parchment paper)
  • Slow bake for 6 – 8 hours
  • You can serve immediately or let cool, they taste fabulous either way

NOTE: If you don’t have 6-8 hours, you can use the same ingredients and fast bake them.

Preheat oven to 450°. Toss all ingredients together and place a rimmed baking sheet. Roast, tossing once, until tomatoes are blistered and beginning to burst, 20–25 minutes. Let cool.

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Terry Dagrosa

Terry Dagrosa, founder and publisher of SeductionMeals.com. As President of Digital Marketing Collective and Tara del Mar Productions, she has extensive experience in sales, design, digital marketing and social media. "Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget, so we’re thrilled to introduce our very special and highly-talented contributors and friends.  They’ll share their mouth-watering recipes, cheeky anecdotes and delightfully creative perspectives with all of us. Be sure to check out their websites and follow them, too – we promise you’ll learn to love and cherish them as much as we do!" xoxo

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