Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: A Labor Day Weekend Recipe from Bridgman Farm: Grilled Tomatoes

Mary Bridgman of Bridgman Farm recommends...

Grilled Tomatoes

If you want to serve up your tomatoes as a side dish or appetizer, grill them face down for two to three minutes then flip them over to finish off.

Any part of the tomato that is going to be in contact with the grill needs to be lightly oiled. Brush a little olive oil over the surface of the tomato and it won’t stick. Most of this oil will be lost to the grill so you really are not adding much fat. Don’t use too much or you might get flare-ups which will ruin your tomatoes.

▪ Cut out the stem end and then cut the tomato in half.

▪ Before grilling, brush them with olive oil seasoned with salt, pepper, herbs and spices.

▪ Grill them for about two minutes cut side down then turn them over.

▪ Serve right off the grill or sprinkle on garlic, cheese or whatever you want to season your tomatoes with or load them up with cheese, nuts, seasoned bread crumbs or whatever else you want.

Stop by Bridgman Farm at the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market and check Mary's selection of tomatoes -- from cherry varieties to full-size heirlooms. Hint: A select mix of sweet cherry tomatoes in a distinctive glass bowl make an easy, colorful, healthy, delicious snack during cookouts and parties.

Bridgman Farm produce is chemical-free.

Click here to visit the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market Recipe Directory.

Mary's recipe source: about.com

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