Penticton Perfect Slow Roasted Tomatoes

9 Mar

Yes it is that time of year again.

Time to get over to the Penticton Market to see the local farmers and pick up fresh produce. In particular I have a mission and my choice of the moment is organic Roma tomatoes (but cherry work well too); and garlic for roasting (my favorite is called music). Time to make slow-roasted tomatoes.

This past summer, I made trays and trays of these tomatoes to freeze for the winter. And the flavor? Concentrated and delicate. You can taste the goodness of vitamin C antioxidant and lycopene.

Tomato picture

Here’s my method: Preheat your oven to 250°F. Cut the tomatoes in half end-to-end, and place cut side up on a rimmed sheet pan. Strip several sprigs of fresh thyme, and sprinkle the leaves over the tomatoes. Season with coarse sea salt and fresh ground black pepper. Drizzle extra-virgin olive oil liberally over all of the tomatoes. The resulting oil after roasting is infused with the tomatoes and herbs.  Roast for about 4 – 5 hours.  Watch closely near the end of 4 hours in the oven to ensure they do not get overdone. The tomatoes will collapse, but not completely dry out. Pack into small Ziploc bags or a freezable container, and pour the oil from the pan over the top.

4. Tomato

Posted by ‘The Blissful Chef’


5 Responses to “Penticton Perfect Slow Roasted Tomatoes”

  1. Christina M. Stevens March 9, 2014 at 9:16 pm #

    So good…the taste of summer!

  2. The Erratic Cook March 9, 2014 at 9:41 pm #

    yum I love roasted tomatoes!! Those look really good.

    • Truly Scrumptious March 10, 2014 at 11:19 am #

      I ate some – they are amazing! I showed The Blissful Chef how to create posts on the blog so now she can shower us with her delicious recipes!

      • cradics March 17, 2014 at 8:37 pm #

        Pat on the back for you! Now we can salivate over her creations 🙂

  3. cradics March 17, 2014 at 5:12 pm #

    Mmm Hello! This would be fantastic to use to make tomato basil soup 🙂

    PS. I’m jealous that your farmers market returns so much sooner than mine.

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