Saturday, September 7, 2013

Roasted Tomatoes - Ina Fridays

This month, at Ina Fridays, is side dishes and frankly, I could live happily, only on sides.  When I go to restaurants, I don't want to order one of the mains, I look to the sides and often order a few of those instead.  That is a meal I love.

This group was started by the dynamic Alyce from More Time at the Table 
I am excited to share that she will soon be publishing a very special cookbook,
Soup & Sides for Every Season  and I, for one, can't wait to get my hands on a copy.  If you check out Alyce's site, you will understand why I am so excited about it.

With our super delicious tomatoes from our garden, I couldn't resist, making Ina's roasted tomatoes.  Although, I did not take a picture, I served some of these with bright green broccoli.  A beautiful plate and one that we love.

Roasted Tomatoes (adapted from Food Network)

Ingredients :

4 tomatoes, sliced, 

2 tablespoons good olive oil
1  tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoons sugar 

1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

Arrange the tomatoes on a sheet pan in a single layer. 

Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. 

Sprinkle the garlic, sugar, salt, and pepper over the tomatoes. 

Roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until the tomatoes are concentrated and beginning to caramelize.

Serve warm or at room temperature.

Eat and you surely will enjoy.  The caramelizing of the tomatoes brought a richness of flavor, we rarely taste. 

Check out the other members of Ina Fridays and please feel free to join us.  There is no obligation to post monthly.  We know, people have lives and sometimes life gets in the way of blogging.

Alyce @ More Time at the Table
Ansh @ Spice Roots
Barbara @ Moveable Feasts
Bhavna @ Just a Girl From AAmchi Mumbai
Chaya @ Bizzy Bakes
Linda, @ Tumbleweed Contessa
Martha @ Simple Nourished Living
Minnie @ The Lady 8 Home
Mireya @ My Healthy Eating Habits
Nancy @ My Picadillo
Peggy@ Pantry Revisited
Ria @ Ria's Collection
Rocky Mountain Woman @ Rocky Mountain Woman
Veronica@ My Catholic Kitchen

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  1. Chaya, I never got the link for this month.
    Can you send it to me?

    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

  2. Wow, Chaya. This looks great. Like you, I love roasted tomatoes. I bet the balsamic adds a terrific dimension to the recipe. Thank you for sharing this week!


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