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Monday, March 17, 2008

Baked Tomatoes

Don't forget that tomorrow is the Recipe Round Up featuring side dishes at The Accidental Pastor's Wife. I need some inspiration in this area so I am looking forward to all of your recipes. Here's my next contribution.

Tasty and easy are two important criteria in a recipe, as far as I am concerned. Baked tomatoes make it on both counts. They are especially good with egg dishes or sandwiches.

Place Roma tomatoes, halved length-wise, in an oven proof dish cut side up and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Increase oven temperature to 450 and bake another 15 minutes. Tomatoes should still be firm and ever so slightly browned.

Meanwhile, make cilantro butter by mixing three tablespoons of softened butter with one clove minced garlic, one tablespoon chopped cilantro, 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice and salt to taste.

When tomatoes come from the oven, spread with cilantro butter and serve.

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