Slow Roasted Roma Tomatoes

by inspiredrd on August 29, 2011

slow roasted tomatoes

I’ve been feeling a bit overwhelmed lately.  Overwhelmed in a good way, with many fun and rewarding opportunities coming my way, but stressed nonetheless.  Even though I am not the most organized person (I think I just heard my husband snort at that)…ok, I am the owner of multiple piles in our house…anyways, too much disorganization sends my stress level into overdrive.  Thankfully yesterday was Sunday, the perfect day to spend some time cleaning.

slow roasted tomatoes

As I cleaned the kitchen, washed our new pots and pans, and tackled the piles of mail, I roasted tomatoes.  The aroma that filled the house was soothing to my soul.  After four hours, the kitchen was sparkling, the piles were gone, and the tomatoes were finished.  Not only were they beautiful, but oh my goodness the flavor.  Richly concentrated, sweet and tangy, bursting with summery flavor.

slow roasted roma tomatoes

Ahhhhhhhh, that’s better.  Now I feel ready to take on the week!

How do you de-stress?

Slow Roasted Roma Tomatoes
Recipe type: vegetable
 
Ingredients
  • 7 roma tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ tsp. good sea salt
  • 1 bulb garlic, broken into cloves, unpeeled
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 225F.
  2. Slice tomatoes in half lengthwise.
  3. Lay cut side up on parchment-lined baking sheets.
  4. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt.
  5. Place garlic cloves in between tomato halves.
  6. Roast for 4 hours.
  7. Eat immediately or store in refrigerator with extra olive oil drizzled on top.  Can use in pasta, to top chicken or beef, or just for snacking!

adapted from Smitten Kitchen

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  • http://girl-in-the-pink.com Girl in the pink

    I have a bunch of Roma tomatoes left over from pizza night, I might have to try this – looks good!

    • inspiredrd

      You should! Hope you like it!

  • Kim Pebley

    Alysa, it’s been a whole weekend since I chuckled. I could so feel your stress from being unorganized and wonder is it is all great minds who have several “piles” in their homes.
    Thank you so much for your post accompanied with the lovely photos! I hope that it will inspire others by knowing that you can throw something in the oven or crock-pot while you are busy doing “other things.”

    • inspiredrd

      Thank you Kim! Cleaning always helps me de-stress. I think that if my surroundings aren’t cluttered, my mind feels less cluttered too.

  • http://www.kalynskitchen.com Kalyn

    They look delish!

    • inspiredrd

      Thanks Kalyn!

  • N. Parker

    how long can they last in the fridge, with the oil on them?

    • inspiredrd

      Good question! I’m thinking a few days max.

  • Cynthia Sommer

    Could you roast garlic at the same time (but maybe take it out sooner)? I don’t know how much liquid comes out of the tomatoes when you slow roast them. Can’t wait to try it.

    • inspiredrd

      I would think that you could roast garlic in foil (cut the bottom off the bulb, drizzle with olive oil and a little salt) at the same time.

  • Robin

    Do you think you could freeze the tomatoes after they’ve cooled? It would be great to have them on hand after tomato season has ended, but I’m not sure how it would affect the texture, etc.

    • inspiredrd

      I don’t think they would freeze very well….but you could can them!

  • http://www.myfudo.com My Fudo

    I can put them in fridge and have it ready for next weeks grilled filling sandwiches with my hubby and kids.

    • inspiredrd

      Perfect!

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  • JU

    Well, I have exactly 7 roma tomatoes. Was going to make fresh salsa with some but I think I’ll roast them all and see how roasted tomato salsa turns out!

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