Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 5 mins
No. There are no sundried tomatoes in this delicious summer appetizer. It is called dried tomatoes because the tomatoes are dried (well, not completely) for 65 minutes in the oven. It is such a simple appetizer and yet so delicious. Sweet tomatoes, fresh thyme and rosmemary, garlic and goat cheese roasted in the oven... yummy, yummy! I suggest you serve this tomatoes either on individual plates accompanied by fresh, crusty bread or as a crostini topping (then it's finger food). It's from a Swiss cooking magazine called Saisonküche, the august 05 edition. I made it this weekend and will certainly make it again! Enjoy!
- 6 tomatoes
- olive oil
- 4 sprigs thyme
- 2 sprigs rosemary
- superfine sugar
- 2 garlic cloves
- 100 g goat cheese (3.5 oz)
- Preheat oven to 100°C / 220°F.
- With a knife cut crosses into the skin of the tomatoes. Put them into boiling water until it is easy to remove their skin (should take a minute or two). Dash them in cold water and remove skin. Quarter and remove seeds. Distribute on a baking sheet.
- Dribble tomatoes generously with olive oil. Set a little bit of the herbs aside (for garnish). Remove the leaves/needles (I chopped the needles roughly) from the rest of the herbs and sprinkle over tomatoes. Sprinkle everything generously with superfine sugar. Season with salt and pepper. Put the tomatoes into the oven (middle shelf) for 1 hour.
- Cut garlic in fine slices. Cut cheese in fine slices - the cheese slices should not be bigger than the tomato pieces in the oven.
- When the tomatoes were in the oven for 1 hour, distribute slices of garlic and cheese on top of the tomato pieces. Put them back into the oven again and give them another 5 minutes.
- Remove from oven, drizzle with some olive oil (optional, I didn't and they were still delicious) and garnish with the herbs you set aside.
- Serve them either on individual plates (you then need a fork) with crusty bread or as a crostini topping on some toasted french stick slices.
This is a remarkably delicious recipe and I must say, despite halving it, I ate 2 servings by myself just fine! Very easy to make and exceptional flavour. This goes straight into the keeper file!
So so yummy! The tomatos were dry on the outside,but when you bite into them o so juicy. We had it with grilled steak and focaccia. My guests said that they never know what they will be served when they come here but they have never been disapointed. They loved the herb and goat cheese combination with the sweetnes of the tomatoes. I am making it again tomorrow for me and DH.