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a blue oven safe dish filled with fresh tomatoes, basil, garlic and olive oil for confit tomatoes and garlic

CONFIT TOMATOES AND GARLIC


Description

With just a few minutes of preparation, this Confit Tomatoes and Garlic Recipe is a great way to “preserve” that fresh tomato flavor all year long. Once the fresh tomatoes and garlic are prepped, a bit of patience is needed as they cook very low and slow in a bath of olive oil and fresh herbs.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 to 2 1/2 pounds cherry tomatoes
  • 8 to 10 cloves of garlic (as an alternative an entire bulb)
  • extra virgin olive oil (enough to cover the tomatoes)
  • 6 fresh basil leaves
  • 3 to 4 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 250°.
  2. Rinse the tomatoes.
  3. Place the tomatoes, garlic, and fresh herbs in an oven-safe dish.
  4. Season with kosher salt and pepper.
  5. Completely cover the tomatoes with extra virgin olive oil.
  6. Bake uncovered for approximately 2 to 2 1/2 hours. (The tomatoes should be tender, but still have maintained their shape with little bursts).
  7. Allow the confit mixture to cool.
  8. Use immediately in the suggested preparations, or store. 

Notes

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  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer, Side Dish
  • Cuisine: French

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup

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