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Old 05-10-2005, 01:15 PM   #1
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Marinated Tomato Slices

I thought this looked so good and easy. Perfect for a summer side dish.
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
6 T. olive oil
2 T. red wine vinegar
2 large tomatoes, sliced

Mix all ingredients except tomatoes. Pour mixture over tomatoes in bowl and chill for at least 30 minutes. For a richer flavor, cover and marinate in the refrigerator overnight.


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Old 05-10-2005, 01:33 PM   #2
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This is what I do in late summer and have good tomatoes fromthe garden.

But I add some salt and usually also add some chopped garlic.

Also, I leave the tomatoes out to marinate or, if I put in the fridge, I make sure to bring them out a few hours before eating. Cold inhibits flavor.

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Old 05-10-2005, 01:35 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by jennyema
Cold inhibits flavor.
Not only does it inhibit flavor, but in tomatoes it destroys certain flavor compounds.

This recipe sounds great though. I will be making this minus the refrigerator part
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Old 05-10-2005, 03:38 PM   #4
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You can't beat tomatos and fresh basil! I love that with garlic and drizzling olive oil over it.
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Old 05-25-2005, 01:38 PM   #5
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Hi AB Thanks for the tomato recipe. We plant lots of tomatoes in our planter during the summer,and I'm always looking for recipes. Hugs Cooking Gal
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Old 05-25-2005, 01:46 PM   #6
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It's recipes like these that make it hard to wait for my summer tomatoes!

Thanks so much!

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Old 05-25-2005, 02:06 PM   #7
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Welcome Gooking Gal. We're glad to have you here:)
I made these a week or so ago and took your advise and kept them out of the frige. I used the leftovers and put them on top of baked fish. I think I used tilapia. The options are endless for this recipe. They will definitly be much better though, when the tomatoes are in season.
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Old 06-03-2005, 09:03 AM   #8
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I've made these for years. Need great tomatoes, though. I sometimes p
arrange the tomatoes on a platter and put very thinly sliced red onion in between. It's a great method for serving this vegetable.
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Old 06-03-2005, 10:14 AM   #9
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I buy a salad dressing called "Hendrickson's", that is made of balsamic vinegar, herbs, and a touch of olive oil that is delicious on tomatoes or just about anything else, and is virtually 0 calories.
It livens up the flavor of grocery store tomatoes.
Another way to make them tastier is to sprinkle with lemon juice and sprinkle a tiny bit of sugar on top.
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Old 06-03-2005, 10:43 AM   #10
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i can't wait for the tomatoes from the garden this year. thanks abj.

for a changeroo, try using worcestershire sauce and vodka on the tomato slices. let stand on the counter overnight. serve over arrugula, with a sprinkle of grated horseradish.
kind of like a bloody mary salad.

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