While away in Seattle, I asked a few of my favorite bloggers to be my guests and post recipes that include either tomatoes or mangoes or both. This recipe comes from Elra. Elra is 43 years old, originally from Bali, Indonesia. She now resides in beautiful Silicon Valley with her South African Jewish husband, one wonderful, affectionate, energetic and absolutely hilarious son and 2 demanding, but adorable Golden Retrievers. Elra's recipes and food photographs are mouth-watering! Check out Elra's Cooking for more from Elra.
Tomates à la PROVENÇALE from Elra
This is a very simple, yet satisfying recipe. Good for summer, as tomatoes are at best flavor. I used the best tomatoes available from a farm only a block away from my house. Serve these tomatoes with any of your grilled dishes. It is Superb!
5 ripe, but not soft tomatoes, cut in half crosswise
2 handful flat leaf parsley
5 cloves or more garlic
salt and pepper, to taste
¾ cup breadcrumbs, optional (I didn't use any)
1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Arrange the tomatoes on a gratin dish, set aside.
2. Finely chop together the parsley and the garlic with mezzaluna (if you have one, otherwise use your regular knife).