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Super Easy Fire Roasted Tomatoes

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Fresh Fire Roasted Tomatoes

I seem to have a problem when it comes to tomatoes, I simply cannot pass up a great looking tomato when I am out shopping. It started when I was young, my Dad didn’t garden a lot but he has always grown tomatoes. When I was very young he would put them on the window sill to ripen. I would sneak behind the couch and grab them off the sill and hide and eat them all.

I have always loved fresh tomatoes. So naturally I make a lot of recipes that contain fresh tomatoes. This often leads to an excessive amount of tomatoes in my kitchen. I found out late in the week that I have to travel for my nine to five business this week, so I have to come up with ways to use up these beautiful tomatoes. First I don’t like to wast food and two I really don’t like to waste tomatoes.

Forgetting that I have to leave on Sunday for business travel, I didn’t want the gems to go to waste. So I needed to come up with a way to use these beauties for a quick and flavorful dinner. Today is Baseball and we have the afternoon games, so time is at a premium.

Fast and Easy

There was still enough charcoal in the bottom of the grill from my last use, making it quick and easy. I only had to relight the coals and scrape down the grates. The charcoal not only chars the skins, but adds a hint of smokey flavor. Get the grill up to 400 degrees.

Throw the tomatoes onto a sheet pan. Drizzle them with 2 to 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Shake the sheet pan around to coat the tomatoes. Then onto the grill. So fast and easy. Close the lid and allow them to roast for about 8 to 10 minutes. Don’ leave them so long that they burst, or you will loose the wonderful juices to the grill.
Fire Roasted Tomatoes
 
Remove from the grill using long handled tongs and place into a heat proof dish. I placed mine into a glass bowl and covered with plastic wrap for another 10 to 15 minutes.
 
When I peeled back the plastic wrap the fresh smokey tomato smell began to make my mouth water. You can actually smell the freshness. Once you have used these in your recipes, you are not going to want to use canned tomatoes ever again.
 
Unwrapped
At this point they should be cool enough to peel away the skins. This will leave you with a sheet pan full of fresh fire roasted tomatoes ready to go into your favorite recipe.
Simple Easy Fire roasted Tomatoes
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Super Easy Fire Roasted Tomatoes
This super easy recipe bring a wonderful burst of freshness with just a hint of smokey flavor to any recipe that calls for canned tomatoes
Easy Fire Roasted Tomatoes
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 10 - 15 minutes
Passive Time 15 minutes
Servings
ounces
Ingredients
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 10 - 15 minutes
Passive Time 15 minutes
Servings
ounces
Ingredients
Easy Fire Roasted Tomatoes
Instructions
  1. Light the charcoal grill and heat to 400 degrees.
  2. Place the tomatoes onto a sheet tray and drizzle on 2 to 3 tablespoons of olive oil and toss in the pan to coat.
  3. Throw them onto the grill and close the lid for 8 to 10 minutes. Keep an eye on them and don't let them burst and release all of their flavor into the grill.
  4. Remove the tomatoes from the grill and place into a glass bowl and cover tightly with plastic wrap.
  5. Let them sit for 10 to 15 minutes. This will loosen the skin of the tomatoes and make it easier to remove them.
  6. Peel the skins off the tomatoes.


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