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Tomato Confit

  • Yield: Makes 1 quart
Tomato Confit

Photography: DAVID M. RUSSELL

Source: Martha Stewart's Cooking School

Ingredients

  • 6 medium tomatoes
  • 6 sprigs of basil
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced lengthwise
  • Coarse salt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil, plus more for storing tomatoes

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Bring a large pot over water to a boil over high heat. Prepare an ice-water bath; set aside. Cut a small X into the bottom of each tomato. Add tomatoes to boiling water for 10 seconds. Immediately transfer tomatoes to ice-water bath using a slotted spoon; let cool. Peel and core tomatoes.

  3. Place basil sprigs and garlic slices in the bottom of a small baking dish. Top with tomatoes, core side down. Sprinkle with salt; drizzle with olive oil.

  4. Transfer tomatoes to oven and bake until lightly browned and tender, about 50 minutes. Let tomatoes cool before transferring to an airtight container. Cover tomatoes with olive oil and refrigerate, covered, up to 5 days.

Reviews (3)

  • lavromov1 16 Aug, 2014

    Well, I don't know about Timbertoesa, but I loved this recipe! I am growing plum tomatoes this year just for this wonderful recipe. I made a quart and let it sit for weeks in the refrigerator, and then put it in some chili and man-o-man, what a flavor difference. I highly recommend trying this jewel.

  • Timbertoesa 7 Jul, 2013

    *To clarify:

    My previous comment was directed more toward Martha's video demonstration, in which she advised that the finished product could be kept refrigerated for "several weeks". I see that the printable recipe has recommended keeping it for a much shorter time frame. :)

  • Timbertoesa 7 Jul, 2013

    This looks delicious...but wouldn't there be a concern about the botulism risk that infusing garlic in the olive oil would present? The FDA recommends that garlic oil infusions should be consumed right after preparing or refrigerated immediately and used within a week. This definitely doesn't sound like a shelf-stable canning recipe.

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