Sunday, August 17, 2008

Roasted Tomatoes?

Alright.. so here's the deal. The other day one of the ladies in my office brought in a bag of these gigantic tomatoes from her garden and told all of us to please take some, she had more than she knew what to do with.. so I took 4, the smallest of the bunch, because to be honest with y'all I don't really like tomatoes.. I can't really eat them raw because I break out in hives, but I can eat them cooked.. I just really didn't know what I was going to do with these guys outside of making salad and sopping up the tomato juice with some crusty Italian bread. They were starting to look a little sorry sitting on my counter, so I sliced up the last 2 tomatoes and tossed them with some garlic and oilve oil and the kid said Please mom, I can't eat any more tomatoes in my salad.. alright.. FINE! So I took them, tossed them into a baking dish and turned the oven onto 425°f (which is my favorite roasting temperature) and let them caramelize and get soft and sweet (ah, memories from my restaurant days) for 15 minutes. We had Bubba burgers (on the grill, YUM!) so while I was plating the burgers I topped them with a bit of A-1 a few slices of roasted tomato, pickle and lettuce.. and I let the kid have his first... at first.. Mom, I don't like Tomatoes on my hamburger.. Just try it, it's not raw.. (ugh!) alright.. but.. Oh! Mmmm, Mom, it's really good.. Well.. DUH! now, these would be really good on Pizza too with just a little fresh mozzarella on top slightly melted but not gooey.. Mmmmm.. Now I need more tomatoes!!