Slow roasting intensify the sweetness of off-season tomatoes. Plan to make this on a bad weather day when you’ll be home and have time to watch the oven. While it may take all day to slow-roast the tomatoes, the result is a versatile summer flavor that brightens winter meals.
Ingredients Cooking spray 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon dried basil ½ teaspoon dried oregano ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 4 pounds plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise (about 16 medium)
PREPARATION 1. Preheat oven to 200°. 2. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. 3. Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl, tossing gently to coat. Arrange tomatoes cut side up on coated baking sheet. Roast at 200° for 7½ hours.