Friday, July 08, 2011

Rosemary Tomatoes + Soy-Sesame Tomatoes: Tomatoes Two-Ways

Tomatoes two-way ...or more appropriately, tomatoes - cooked two ways.

First, a Raw Tomato Salad - dressed in a little sesame oil, brown sugar, soy sauce and cilantro

Refreshing with raw ripe tomatoes - so rich in Vitamin C! Raw = more Vitamin C!

But the phytonutrients (lycopene) in tomatoes become more concentrated when they are cooked (with a little oil and heat) into a sauce or paste; and become more bio-available when eaten with a little oil.

So here's another easy Roasted Rosemary Tomatoes - cherry tomatoes, rosemary, ground black pepper and pinch of sea salt. Roast at ~350F for about 10 minutes till tomatoes softened, sweetness accentuated!

 I should have skewered the tomatoes with the rosemary springs. It was only after that when I saw the peaches on rosemary sprigs  @Lisa is Cooking, which I thought was a great great tip!

Next time I will.

What are you doing this summer to beat the heat?


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