Slow Roasted Tomatoes ~ French Fridays With Dorie

by kitchenarian on August 5, 2011

I didn’t really mean to take the month of July off from FFWD. It just seemed to happen that way. I am back today and slow roasting tomatoes Dorie style. This was a great recipe to get me back into the swing of things.

At first glance, I wasn’t too excited about this recipe, it conjured up thoughts of stewed tomatoes from my childhood, but as I read the recipe I realized that the slow cooking process would intensify the flavor of the tomatoes as they baked, but it would not dry them out completely. It was quite simple really: cut up cherry tomatoes, sprinkle with salt, add garlic and herbs, brush with olive oil and bake. Bake for hours.

There was something about the rustic nature of these tomatoes that I loved. I wish the cherry tomatoes had been just a bit larger, but I will definitely be making these again. Dorie suggests that if you don’t eat them right away to put the tomatoes, herbs and garlic in a jar and cover with olive oil to serve later.

Join the French Fridays with Dorie on-line cooking group. Try new recipes and cook along with all the members. Visit the website to join, and while you are there, take a look at how all my friends prepared their tomatoes this week.

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Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite August 5, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Loved this recipe and what a lovely one for you to come back in on 🙂


Rita D K Simmons August 5, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Hey there, great job on the cherry tomatoes 🙂 I have a similar recipe that I use for my sauces but I just use the large tomatoes, works like a charm and you are right the robust flavors from the herds and garlic are infused into the tomatoes. Great job!


Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts August 5, 2011 at 3:31 pm

The tomatoes look delicious! I posted about your chocolate peanut butter muffins today!


Tiffany August 5, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Oh my, I love that first picture! And I love the sound of these tomatoes! This is the perfect time of the year for tomato dishes!


Candy August 5, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Your tomatoes look wonderful. I’m happy to be getting back into the FFWD swing of things. Unfortunately still way over 100 in AZ, so I didn’t actually roast mine… but they were still pretty wonderful. I’ll be happy to try the actual roasting once the temperatures come down.


Dessert By Candy August 5, 2011 at 5:41 pm

Gorgeous lighting in both photos! Welcome back and glad you like these tomatoes!


Cheryl August 5, 2011 at 6:43 pm

Yum! Wasn’t this a good one to start back on? Now it’s on to the salmon…

Your blog is so pretty, too!


Alice August 5, 2011 at 7:17 pm

Your pictures are amazing! Looking forward to more FFwDs!


Betsy August 5, 2011 at 8:54 pm

This one was a winner, for sure. Nice one to come back on. Welcome back.


pachecopatty August 5, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Pretty pictures! Good time to come back;-) I think I’m feeling a Summer break coming on…. sometimes you just need one!


Cassie @ Bake Your Day August 5, 2011 at 9:25 pm

These are so beautiful. I have been eating a lot of roasted tomatoes this summer, they are the b.e.s.t.!!


Ann August 5, 2011 at 10:32 pm

I think this is my favorite French Friday recipe so far….your pictures are incredible….and who doesn’t love roasted tomatoes?


yummychunklet August 5, 2011 at 11:18 pm

Fantastic photos, especially the first one!


Adriana August 6, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Glad to have you back! I think this has to be the most universally loved FFwD recipe yet.

I remembered your pecan and peach muffins the other day; I made peach crisp and added a lot of pecans to the topping instead of the almonds the recipe suggested. I should try actually making the muffins before the season is over!


kitchenarian August 6, 2011 at 3:41 pm

Thanks! It feels good to get back into the swing of things. Your peach crisp sounds divine!

Reply August 6, 2011 at 12:21 pm

I love preparing tomatoes like this… they’re so flavorful and, well, easy! 🙂


JL goes Vegan August 6, 2011 at 2:35 pm

This looks lovely and I know what I will be doing with my tomatoes very soon!


Tricia S. August 6, 2011 at 7:03 pm

This summer has been tough on the schedule- so glad you are back this week as well. Nana and I each made this one and each adored it. In fact, she made her 2nd batch today already. I will absolutely be revisiting this one and at least doubling it. It is THAT good.


Cher August 6, 2011 at 8:46 pm

Very lovely & welcome back.
I used campari tomatoes – and appreciated their slightly larger size in this application.


Teresa August 6, 2011 at 10:23 pm

I think this is a great recipe to return on – it seems like the most universally liked recipe in the group for a while. I’m looking forward to finding uses for these tomatoes and suspect they’ll become a staple in my refrigerator.


Trix August 7, 2011 at 9:59 am

I have taken July (and part of August it seems) from Dorie as well! I love tomatoes done like this, so nice with pasta or just on a baguette.


The Culinary Lens August 7, 2011 at 12:23 pm

It never ceases to amaze me how much slow roasting tomatoes changes the flavor profile. The sweetness is just incredible


Sandra's Easy Cooking August 7, 2011 at 7:28 pm

These look so tasty, I love roasted tomatoes, and you did fantastic job!!!


Skylar August 11, 2011 at 4:13 pm

I love roasted tomatoes, they are great on risotto! Looks delicious


Sis Boom August 21, 2011 at 6:09 pm

I took August off — I finally got around to making them and they were perfect tucked into Bison Burgers I made last night. I’m afraid they aren’t lasting long as I’m eating the rest like candy. Is it wrong to love these more than fresh?


kitchenarian August 21, 2011 at 10:48 pm

I hope not, because I think I do!


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