Charred tomatoes

Charred tomatoes

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Cooking time

Takes 1 hour 10 minutes-1 hour 20 minutes

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Try charred tomatoes for a change from the usual veg

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
140
protein
2g
carbs
14g
fat
9g
saturates
1g
fibre
2g
sugar
8g
salt
0g

Ingredients

  • 6 very large vine tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp olive oil, plus a drizzle
  • 1 scant tbsp balsamic vinegar, plus extra
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely sliced
  • about 2 tbsp light muscovado sugar
  • a small handful fresh basil leaves, finely sliced

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Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 160C/gas 3/fan 140C. Put a griddle pan or heavy cast iron frying pan (not non-stick) over a high flame and leave it to heat.
  2. Cut the tomatoes in half around the equator. Brush the cut surfaces with 1 tbsp of oil and place cut side-down on the hot griddle. Cook undisturbed for 1 minute, then take the pan off the heat.
  3. Transfer the tomatoes, cut side-up, to a shallow baking dish. Brush cut surfaces with the vinegar, then with about 2 tbsp of oil. Place a sliver or two of garlic on each tomato, and sprinkle with the sugar.
  4. Bake for about 1 hour until the tomatoes are deep brown and sticky-looking. Cool a little, then finish with a sprinkling of balsamic vinegar, extra oil and a scattering of basil. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2002

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skerries's picture

tasty and easy to do Does need more than a minute to get the real charred effect

susiellen's picture

I used large vine tomatoes, as opposed to very large - baked for approx 45 mins. They were beautifully cooked, at the same time retained their shape perfectly. Absolutely gorgeous, will most definitely be a regular vegetable dish in my house. Would make a lovely starter.

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