This recipe has all the elements to enhance lightly grilled summer shrimp, steamed cherrystones or mussels & maybe even as a base for stewed quarters of blue crab. The anise flavor of Sambuca should meld beautifully with the brightness of fresh tomatoes & the pungency of fresh Genovese basil. The author suggested it on bruschetta (mmmm toasty grilled chunks of olive oil brushed country bread!) This recipe was a Washington Post 2008 Top Tomato Recipe Contest finalist from Susan Lee Mahan of Bethesda. Strong work Susan! She also suggests slipping the tomato skins before proceeding with the recipe - up to you - I don't mind them a bit. Dreaming of summer 'maters.... I hope lining up some outstanding tomato recipes doesn't constitute "counting yer chickens..."