Thursday, April 24, 2014

Sweet Tomato

I was scrolling through photos of our last cruise to Hawaii on the Grand Princess. I was trying to relieve the magic of cruising because our next cruise is many months away.   I noticed on all of my  breakfast photos I consistently have a roasted tomato on the plate. The original reason I added tomato was to add color to otherwise "brown" food. After a few breakfasts I fell in love with the sweet tasty morsels.

Breakfast Grand Princess Horizon Court Buffet
 I've started making them at home. They are extremely easy to make. Roasting sweetens and intensifies  the flavor. Good looking, ripe Windset Farms hot-house tomatoes were on sale at the local market. This method helps not so ripe toms too. I sliced them in half  and laid them in a baking dish. Olive oil drizzle, salt, pepper and garlic powder is the complete ingredient list . Fresh chopped herbs would be a great addition. I roast them at 350 degrees. These toms took twenty minutes, but the time will vary depending on size and ripeness. A lovely breakfast to hold me until next cruise.

Roasted Tomato and Hash Browns Breakfast


Chilebrown said...

I love tomato's and roasting them sounds great. I just am to spoiled growing my own to buy supermarket hot house tomato's. I will have to give this a try.

Greg said...

Chilebrown- I grown my own as well. These guys are really good and cheap. They are grown hydroponically in green houses in Santa Maria Ca. BTW if I had bacon I would have added it to the breakfast photo. :)

Zoomie said...

Nice addition for both color and flavor.

Greg said...
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Greg said...

Zoomie- Vegetarian by accident too.