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Oven Roasted Tomatoes


Summer plum tomatoes roasted in the oven with garlic and herbs make an easy and delicious sauce that will fill your kitchen with an intoxicating aroma.
The end of summer means using up my garden vegetables and herbs before the weather changes. It seems I wait all summer long for my tomatoes to ripen, then I wind up with so many tomatoes I don’t know what to do with them!

One of my favorite things to do with tomatoes this time of year is to roast them. The flavors of the tomatoes get concentrated and makes a wonderful sauce for serving over pasta or freezing for the future.  If you think four pounds of tomatoes is a lot, you’ll be surprised! Four pounds reduced down to the contents of this jar.

What else do I like to do with my end of summer tomatoes? I have tons of recipes that use fresh tomatoes, but these recipes are a must!

Tomato Bisque[1] – one of my favorite soups and perfect this time of year
Panzanella Salad[2] – Using a good crusty bread is a must here!
Easy Garden Tomato Sauce[3] – Perfect for grape tomatoes
Heirloom Tomato Sandwiches[4] – So simple and delicious!
Heirloom Tomato Salad[5] – I can eat this with some crusty bread and call it a meal!
Tomato, Mozzarella and Arugula Tower[6] – A perfect meatless Monday lunch

Oven Roasted Tomatoes
gordon-ramsay-recipe.com
Servings: 7 • Size: 1/2 cup • Old Points: 1 pts • Points+: 1 pts
Calories: 53 • Fat: 2 g • Protein: 1 g • Carbs: 8.5 g Fiber: 1.5 g • Sugar: 5.5 g
Sodium: 282 mg (without salt) 
 
Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 8 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 4 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • 4 lbs plum tomatoes*

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 450º F.

Divide the olive oil and pour onto the bottom of two large rimmed baking sheets; add the garlic, thyme, rosemary, and salt and pepper.

Cut the tomatoes in half horizontally and remove the stems. Toss the tomatoes with the oil and seasonings, then lay them down cut side down on the dish.

Roast in the oven until the tomatoes wilt and become softened, about 30-35 minutes, the tomatoes will start to wrinkle. Depending on the size of your tomatoes, cooking time will vary so keep an eye on them. When done, remove from oven and let them cool. The skins will come off easily; remove and discard skins and herbs then coarsely chop the tomatoes. Adjust salt as needed and place in a jar or use right away.

The tomatoes will keep for about 3 – 4 days refrigerated, or up to 6 months frozen.

Makes 3 1/2 cups.

*Calculated based on 3 1/2 cups cooked tomatoes which differs slightly from uncooked.

References

  1. ^ Tomato Bisque (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ Panzanella Salad (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ Easy Garden Tomato Sauce (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  4. ^ Heirloom Tomato Sandwiches (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  5. ^ Heirloom Tomato Salad (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  6. ^ Tomato, Mozzarella and Arugula Tower (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

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Chicken and leek pie

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A delicious chicken pie to feed the whole family. The chicken and leek filing is tasty and moist, topped with ready-made puff pastry.

  • Serves: 8

  • Prep time: 50 mins

  • Cooking time: 1 hr 30 mins

  • Total time: 2 hrs 20 mins

  • Skill level: Bit of effort

  • Costs: Mid-price

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This pie can be made in advance and frozen. To freeze before baking, wrap the pie in cling film. Defrost in the fridge overnight, brush with egg and cook as above adding about an extra 10 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1.5kg (3lb) free-range chicken
  • 1 carrot, peeled, cut into chunks
  • 2 celery sticks, cut into chunks
  • 2 onions, peeled and chopped
  • 2 bay leaf
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 2 leeks, trimmed and sliced thickly
  • 150g (5oz) bacon lardons, smoked or unsmoked
  • 60g (2oz) butter
  • 60g (2oz) plain flour
  • 3 tbs crème fraîche, optional
  • 1 tbs coarse-grain mustard
  • A few thyme sprigs
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 375g pack ready-made puff pastry
  • A little beaten egg
  • 1.5-2 litre (2½-3½ pints) pie dish

Method

  1. Put the chicken in a large pot with the carrots, celery and an onion. Add a bay leaf and pour in enough cold water to cover. Put a lid on the pan, bring to the boil, then simmer, uncovered, for about 45 mins until the chicken meat starts to fall off the bone.
  2. Take the chicken out and set aside for about 20 mins. Put the pan back on the heat, bring the stock to the boil and simmer for an hour to reduce it. As soon as the chicken is cool enough to handle, take the meat off the bones and add the bones to the stockpot for extra flavour.
  3. Heat the oil in another pan, and add the other onion and leeks. Fry for about 5 mins, stirring. Add the bacon and fry for 5 mins more. Put into pie dish with bite-sized chunks of chicken.
  4. Add the butter and flour to the pan, and cook, stirring to make a paste. Remove bones before gradually adding 600ml (1 pint) of the hot chicken stock to make a smooth sauce. Let it boil for a couple of mins, then add the crème fraîche, if using, and the mustard, the other bay leaf, thyme leaves and seasoning. Pour over chicken and leeks in the dish and stir well. Leave to cool.
  5. Roll out the pastry just a little larger than the top of the pie dish and cut out. Brush the edge of the dish with egg, fit some trimmings round it, then put the cut-out pastry on top. Press down well to seal, trim off excess pastry and roughen up edges. Roll out trimmings to make decorative “leaves”. Make a small hole in the top and arrange the “leaves” on the pastry top. Chill the pie while the oven heats up.
  6. Set the oven to Gas Mark 6 or 200°C. Heat a baking sheet in it. Brush pastry with egg. Put the dish on the baking sheet. Bake for 30-40 mins until the pastry is golden and the filling bubbling up.

By Kate Moseley

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Nutritional information per portion

  • Calories 502(kcal)
  • Fat 25.0g
  • Saturates 12.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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