8 hours ago
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Here is one of my favorite ways to serve cherry tomatoes.
Perfect for your 4th of July party.
On a large baking sheet, arrange cherry tomatoes and drizzle liberally w/ olive oil and kosher salt. I like to mix red and yellow for a nice effect.
Roast tomatoes for 20-30 minutes at 400F until blistering. Remove from sheet pan to a bowl with all the nice juices. Can be made a few hours before and left at room temperature (don't refrigerate the tomatoes, they will solidify with the oil and change texture).
Toast up a sliced baguette and spread each toast with FRESH ricotta cheese (Trader Joe's is decent).
Spoon some of the roasted tomato mixture on top of each toast and drizzle with a thick balsamic syrup just before serving.
Garnish each toast with a small basil or arugula leaf and serve.