Roasted Tomatoes Recipe
Today we are together with a recipe that I am sure many would describe as eggless menemen; roasted tomatoes. It is basically a sauce made by roasting garlic, peppers and tomatoes and flavoring them with a few spices. You can eat it with bread or plain. I am not normally someone who can eat such juicy foods without bread. But even I can eat spoonfuls of it. Thanks to the spices it contains, it has a very mild flavor compared to a dish containing intensely scented garlic and acidic tomatoes.
There is a spice used in the recipe that may not be available in every home; marjoram. Marjoram is a fragrant spice. If you do not have the opportunity to find marjoram, you can also use thyme which also goes well with tomatoes. For topping, you can use chopped fresh parsley, dill, mint or basil.
Can Roasted Tomatoes Be Served Cold?
Roasted tomatoes are usually served hot, but since it is prepared with olive oil, there is no harm in serving it cold. For example, you can take it to a picnic. It is a very good accompaniment to tea for breakfast, and it will also be a good meal with melon or watermelon. You can serve roasted tomatoes on a plate or on slices of toasted sourdough bread.
Enjoy the recipe...
- 3 tomatoes,
- 1 pepper,
- 2 cloves of garlic,
- 4 tablespoons of olive oil,
- 1 bay leaf,
- 1/2 teaspoon of hot pepper flakes,
- 1/2 teaspoon of marjoram or thyme,
- Peel and slice the garlic,
- Take the olive oil in a pan, add the sliced garlics and stir fry until the smell comes out,
- Add the finely chopped pepper and stir fry until softens,
- Add the tomatoes that you peeled and cut into cubes and mix,
- Add the bay leaf, close the lid and cook until the tomatoes soften,
- Take out the bay leaf
- Add salt, pepper flakes and marjoram, mix and remove from heat,
- You can garnish with chopped greens of your choice and serve.