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Charred tomatoes

Charred tomatoes

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • Takes 1 hour 10 minutes-1 hour 20 minutes
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Try charred tomatoes for a change from the usual veg

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition:
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal140
fat9g
saturates1g
carbs14g
sugars8g
fibre2g
protein2g
low insalt0g
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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

Method

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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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