— Ella F. and Louis Armstrong “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off”
Fresh or Roasted?
Do you prefer fresh or roasted tomatoes with burrata? Why? For a long time I was sure fresh tomatoes are the best. Until today. Roasting concentrates tomatoes flavor and changes their texture. They become tender soft, just like burrata. Add basil leaves and flowers, chives flowers, thyme, EV olive oil, and fresh crusty baguette. That’s it.
Wash, dry, and slice tomatoes, not cutting through the end. Season them with salt, pepper, and fresh thyme leaves.
Place them on a baking pan, flatten slightly, and roast for an hour (middle rack). When roasted, brush tomatoes with olive oil. Let them cool to room temperature and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Roasted tomatoes can be cooked in advance. Serve cold with sliced burrata, sprinkled with olive oil, and topped with fresh herbs. Fresh crusty bread is a must.