roasted on-the-vine tomatoes with lemon-basil oil
5 on-the-vine tomatoes, halved
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/3 cup olive oil
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
10 fresh basil leaves
juice of 2 lemons
pre-heat oven to 250 degrees.
mix sugar, salt and pepper together in a bowl.
coat the halved tomatoes with the sugar/salt/pepper mixture.
place tomatoes open-face down in a clear, glass dish.
heat olive oil over moderate heat + add crushed garlic. heat garlic and oil until just browning (1-2 minutes). add basil leaves. remove from heat.
pour oil, garlic, lemon juice and basil into the dish with tomatoes.
roast tomatoes in the oven for 1.5-2 hours until they are tender but not falling apart.
remove tomatoes + save oil for drizzling.
pairs well with
pearl couscous, grilled zucchini, feta