Slow-cooked tomatoes with basil
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- Makes enough to fill 3 x 500ml jars
Great as a dinner party starter and bursting with summer flavours
- STEP 1
Heat oven to 140C/fan 120C/gas 1. Spread the tomato halves over 2 large baking trays, cut-side up. Season with salt and pepper, scatter with the herbes de Provence and drizzle with a little olive oil. Roast in the oven for about 3-4 hrs, or until semi-dried and intensely red. They should be dry in the middle and have a chewy texture – the best way to test is to try one. Place a small basil leaf or piece of torn basil on top of each tomato half for the final hour of cooking.
- STEP 2
Heat the oil and peppercorns in a saucepan. Pack into jars or heatproof containers (as before) and cover with the oil. Keep in the fridge for up to 1 week.