About this recipe:I make this recipe as a side dish for homemade macaroni cheese and Italian pasta dishes. The leftovers work great chopped up and thrown into shop bought pasta sauce!
8 plum tomatoes, halved
12 cloves garlic, peeled
4 tablespoons olive oil
good handful chopped fresh basil leaves
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
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Method Prep:10min › Cook:45min › Ready in:55min
Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas mark 6.
Place the tomato halves in a shallow baking dish in which they can all fit in snugly side by side. Insert the whole cloves of garlic in between the tomatoes. Brush olive oil over the top and sprinkle with basil. Season with salt and pepper.
Bake uncovered for 35 to 45 minutes, until tomatoes have softened and are sizzling in the dish with the edges slightly charred. Serve while hot.
This versatile recipe can be used as an antipasto - simply served with some cheese, olives and crusty bread. It also works nicely as a sandwich filler with some cheese - for the ultimate toastie!