Thursday, 26 March 2009

Grilled cherry tomatoes on vine

Don't underestimate these little gems. So pretty they are on their vine, perfectly ripe, supple to the touch and perfectly sweet to the taste. I also learnt that tomatoes that ripen on their vine tasted so sweet compared to those that were loosely picked. Last year during summer I planted 2 cherry tomato bushes in pots and they yielded heavy crops throughout my summer months that I swore to be off from consuming tomatoes for awhile. I also learnt that if uneven ripen tomatoes on the vine, one can remove them from the tree and place them with banana to quicken the ripening process. Banana has a ripening agent.
I always try to eat them raw, use them in sweet & sour dish and one of my favorite is to simply grill them with lots of olive oil and drizzle of sea salt. Simple and nice to go with pasta dish or use them in salad.

Grilled cherry tomatoes on vine
  • 10-12 cherry tomatoes on vine
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp of sea salt
  1. Wash the tomatoes, pat and dry them with paper towel.
  2. Place them in bakng dish. Drizzle with olive oil and coat. Sprinkle the sea salt.
  3. On the oven grill to 190C and grill for 10-12mins, till the tomatoes just break off from skin.
  4. Served.


Algernond said...

should cut out the salt.... not good for you.

Christine Toh said...

Not good for you too :-)