Dana Treat – Treat Yourself

Tomato Heaven

Posted September 9, 2008

Pomodori Al Forno
Bon Appetit Magazine
Serves 6

1 cup (or more) olive oil, divided

2 pounds plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise, seeded

1/2 tsp. dried oregano
tsp. sugar
tsp. salt
1-2 garlic cloves, minced

2 tsp. minced fresh Italian parsley

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Pour 1/2 cup oil into 13x9x2-inch glass or ceramic baking dish. Arrange tomatoes in dish, cut side up. Drizzle with remaining 1/2 cup oil. Sprinkle with oregano, sugar, and salt. Bake 1 hour. Using tongs, turn tomatoes over. Bake 1 hour longer. Turn tomatoes over once again. Bake until deep red and very tender transferring tomatoes to plate when soft (time will vary, depending on ripeness of tomatoes, about 15-45 minutes longer.

Layer tomatoes in medium bowl, sprinkling with garlic and parsley over each layer; reserve oil in baking dish. Drizzle tomatoes with reserved oil, adding more if necessary to cover. Let stand at room temperature 2 hours. Do Ahead: Cover; chill up to 5 days. Bring to room temperature before serving.

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