Roasted Tomatoes Four Ways!

By on August 23, 2016

In this video Chef Shannon Smith of Beads & Basil teaches us how to make four different dishes with one ingredient in common, Roasted Tomatoes. Watch and learn new simple recipes you can easily make at home!

If you’re looking for a secret ingredient to make your summer dishes more interesting, try adding roasted tomatoes. All you need are ripe tomatoes, olive oil, salt and pepper. Cherry tomatoes are my favorite to roast, and they don’t need to be sliced. If you’re using larger tomatoes, just slice them in half and spread them in one layer on a baking sheet. Drizzle generously with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and roast in a 350 degree oven for about an hour. The only secret to roasting tomatoes is not to undercook them. Once they’re blistered and just browned, you can use them in many dishes for a burst of colorful flavor! The oil in the pan can be used for drizzling on bread or roasted vegetable. You can also add fresh herbs with the salt and pepper for additional flavor. They’ll keep in the refrigerator for a week, and you can even freeze them to use later.

It’s a great way to use excess tomatoes from your garden or farmers market. Here are ten delicious ways to use roasted tomatoes:

1. Top toasted bread with goat cheese and top with roasted tomato halves and fresh basil.
2. Combine roasted tomatoes with fresh mint and feta cheese. Serve on top of grilled fish or lamb.
3. Add smoked paprika to roasted tomatoes. Puree in the blender with some chopped garlic and fresh parsley. Use this sauce on grilled steak or pork.
4. Serve roasted tomatoes on an antipasta platter with olives, cheese, and proscuitto.
5. Add chopped roasted tomatoes to fresh corn soup.
6. Make a vinaigrette by blending roasted tomatoes, garlic, lemon juice, sherry vinegar and olive oil in the blender. Drizzle on salad, chicken, salmon, or grilled vegetables.
7. Fill an omelet or frittata with chopped roasted tomatoes and bold cheeses.
8. Blend roasted tomatoes, roasted garlic, and fresh basil into a smooth sauce for pasta.
9. Spoon a pile of roasted tomatoes flavored with black pepper under a grilled steak. Top steak with caramelized onions and arugula.
10. Make a delicious roasted tomato soup in the blender and add cream, pepper and dried herbs. Serve with a grilled cheese sandwich. You can even put a roasted tomato in the sandwich! Staff

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