Friday, 20 August 2010

Moonblush Tomatoes

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What to do if you have another washed out summer? Well, apart from packing your things and heading for the hills, or even better the beaches you could make moonblush tomatoes.

I got the recipe from Nigella's Feast. I think these are much better than sundried tomatoes, much juicier, really flavourful and delicious. They are perfect for salads, picnics or a buffet table. They do take all night to make (that's of course where the moonblush comes from), but they are absolutely minimum effort and maximum outcome.

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Moonblush Tomatoes


500g (about 24) on-the-vine cherry or other baby tomatoes
2 teaspoons Maldon salt or 1 teaspoon table salt
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon dried thyme
2 x 15ml tablespoons olive oil


Preheat the oven to 220C / gas mark 7.

Cut the tomatoes in half and sit them cut side up in an ovenproof dish.

Sprinkle with the salt, sugar, thyme and olive oil.

Put them in the oven, and immediately turn it off.

Leave the tomatoes in the oven overnight or for a day without opening the door.

16 comments:

Jan said...

Yum! Those tomatoes look delish!

bellini valli said...

When mom and dad were in the lake District recently I asked them to look for "sub-blushed" tomatoes for me. It looks like they are the same thing as "moon blushed".No matter what they are called they are surely delicious!!

rachel said...

wonderful, something new to do with my bajillions of tomatoes :) thanks!

pigpigscorner said...

What a nice name! I've never heard of it before. Sounds delish.

Pam said...

Great! They look delicious and another great use for tomatoes!

Gloria said...

Dear Sylvie this tomatoes look absolutely delicious and cute I love them! x gloria

Chow and Chatter said...

oh these look great i roasted tomatoes for the first time the other day and served them with salmon, I am a Brit in the US love the name of your blog

Rebecca

Thorsten said...

This recipe is so easy and sounds so delcicious. I have to try this soon. Thanks Sylvie for sharing.

Thorsten

Nicisme said...

I love the name of these tomatoes, and that you can just turn the oven off and leave them to do their thing!

Adventures in Domestic Cooking said...

Tomatoes=Bliss

WizzyTheStick said...

Love any thing that doesn't need tending. fabulous.

Thorsten said...

Sylvie, I have made moonblush tomatoes last weekend. They were great. Thanks for that easy peasy recipe. I have posted one photo on flickr of them.

Sam said...

I made these last year and they were fabulous! They're great with pasta but I could eat loads of them on there own.

Antonia said...

I've been wondering whether this recipe was any good as I spied it too. Pleased to hear that it is - I too find sundried tomatoes a little too... dry... sometimes!

Barbara said...

absolutely lovely!
barbara

nursing scrubs said...

I have to agree with them, those tomatoes looks delicious.