This recipe for roasted tomatoes can be found in Govind Armstrong's cookbook, "Small Bites Big Nights."

The Martha Stewart Show, Episode 2168


Recipe Summary

Makes 24 tomato “petals”


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

  • Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil. Prepare an ice-water bath. Add tomatoes to boiling water and cook 30 seconds. Drain and immediately transfer to ice-water bath until cool; drain.

  • Cut a 1/4-inch piece from the bottom of a tomato so that it will stand upright. Starting at the top of the tomato, cut 4 petal-shaped fillets using a downward motion with a paring knife to remove the flesh from the seeded core; discard core. Repeat process with remaining tomatoes.

  • In a large bowl, toss the tomato petals together with the oil, thyme, and basil; season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a nonstick baking sheet; roast until caramelized, about 45 minutes. Serve hot or cold. Store in a covered container, refrigerated, up to 1 week, if desired.