We have a bumper crop of cherry and Roma tomatoes this year, and I have a large bowl of them on the kitchen counter that have started to get wrinkly. Would love any suggestions of how to use them once they are a little past their prime. Thanks!
Make a pasta sauce.
(Fresh at this time of year)
Basil (both dried and fresh)
Kalamata Olives (optional)
hot red pepper flakes (optional)
Fresh grated Parmesan
Just heat the olive oil, add garlic, tomatoes, dried basil, salt, pepper and hot red pepper flakes (if using).
Add olives (optional)
Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.
Toss with pasta and fresh basil and serve.
Or make a meat sauce with some ground pork and add the cherry tomatoes.
Pork Meat sauce with Tomatoes and Basil
1 pound lean ground pork
1 small onion chopped
2 to 3 garlic cloves
2 cups coarsely chopped tomatoes
1 cup of chicken broth
Crushed Red Chili Flakes
Optional; Add some spinach or swiss chard
Brown ground pork in a little olive oil.
Add the chopped onion and minced garlic.
Saute until onions are tender. Add the chopped tomatoes, dried basil, Chili Flakes,
rosemary and chicken broth. Season with salt and Pepper , cover and
simmer for 45 minutes.
Just before serving add the chopped basil.
Serve over your favourite pasta shape.
Cut in half....drizzle with oil and dry in a 200 oven until they are leathery.