5 lb roma tomatoes
3 tbsp olive oil
Salt, to taste
½ cup fresh basil
Optional: crushed red pepper, onion, shallots
Preheat your oven to 400F. Wash the tomatoes and lightly dry with a towel. Cut them lengthwise and discard seeds and any mushy bits. Arrange the tomatoes on a large baking sheet and generously drizzle with olive oil and salt. At this point, add any optional additions to your tomatoes. Roast for 20-30 minutes until bubbly and golden. Allow them to cool slightly and once you remove them from the tray, the skins should peel right off. Do this over a bowl to make sure you catch all the juices, mix in the fresh basil and taste for salt. Transfer to a jar and either preserve with a canning method, or place in the fridge or freezer if you plan to use sooner.
These half pieces of tomatoes are so versatile this way, blend them slightly to make a sauce, add them whole to a stewed chicken or fish dish, serve over scrambled eggs with toast, etc.
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