Saturday, August 4, 2012

Slow Roasted Tomatoes

Summer in Spain is sublime long hot Summers days,and warm fragrant evenings,I love living here,the tomatoes in Spain have more flavour than any tomatoes I have ever tasted and are bountiful,I slow roast them in the oven to add to pasta,casseroles or any other dish.The slow roasting intensifies the flavour,and I put them in jars with olive oil for winter to remind me of the long Summers days,it's to my mind the very essence of the Summer we enjoyed with our friends, days by the sea,Lunches on the terrace and those nights eating and drinking in the fragrance of the Dame de Noche with the cricket chorus

Simply take the freshest Tomatoes you can buy cut them in half put them in a roasting tin with the stalks of Rosemary and Thyme lashings of sea salt and a generous glug of your very best Olive oil,put them in the oven at its lowest setting and roast for 8 to 10 hours,they reduce in size and the magnificent flavours intensify,you can use them straight away,I often do on char grilled ciabatta bread with olive oil,but mostly I jar them with olive oil,like burying a crock of gold that I can dig up in winter and remember and taste those magical Summer Days

1 comment:

  1. Oh my, this sounds wonderful! The tomatoes in my garden are still mostly green, but I know they'll all be turning red together and this is a lovely way of preserving! Thanks for sharing!