Quicker Roasted Tomatoes
Roasting tomatoes intensifies their flavor. But does it have to take so long?
Why This Recipe Works
For this recipe, we focused on finding a quick oven-drying technique that would transform the tomatoes into slightly chewy, savory-sweet morsels with deep, concentrated tomato flavor. Roasting the tomatoes in smaller pieces and at a slightly higher oven temperature than is typical of other recipes did the trick. Seasoning them first with salt and herbs as well as sugar not only bumped up their savory profile but also strengthened their sweetness. Adding sliced garlic to the quartered tomatoes before roasting them provided another dimension of flavor.