Note:  This recipe is a modified version from Gjelina, the cookbook.

I like to double this recipe because it’s the same amount of work and you will definitely use them! 

IMG_2036.JPG2 pints cherry tomatoes, stemmed
2 cups olive oil (or more)
4 garlic cloves, smashed
1/2 cup basil leaves
1 tsp kosher salt
3 fresh thyme sprigs

Immerse the tomatoes in oil with the spices, and cook them at 350°F for 30 minutes. After the tomatoes cool, reserve the oil and the tomatoes in your refrigerator in an airtight glass jar. Use over the next two weeks for pasta, in a homemade sauce, or anytime you want to flavor enhance a dish to make it more special.

Cook’s note – Here I have cooked the tomatoes at 350°, which is below the smoke point of Olive Oil.

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    • Blend into your favorite salad dressing.
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    • Mix with chopped avocados for an “avocado relish”.
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    • Throw fresh garlic in before making the confit and create a great “2 for 1” confit!
  • On top of roasted veggies.
  • As a soup or sauce base.
  • Other great ideas:
    • Put on top of crusty bread with some Brie or goat cheese.
    • Eat with burrata.
    • Put on top of polenta.
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    • Spanish style tomato bread – Pan con Tomate.
    • Toss with pasta, garlic, fresh herbs.
    • On a great Italian sandwich or ANY sandwich!
    • Add to your favorite Eggplant Parmesan recipe.
    • Perfect for margherita pizza.
    • Serve with a creamy tarragon chicken dish.


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