by Carolyn
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Last time when we went to the groceries I had the incorrect assumption that we were out of tomatoes, so I stocked up on cherry & heirloom tomatoes just to recognize back home, that our fridge was full of them. Something went wrong with my memory that day. I hope Patrick is really into tomatoes, because that’s what we will eat the whole week. Just kidding. A big pot and tomatoes will became tomato soup. But for the heirloom tomatoes I had another plan. Sautéed tomatoes as a appetizer – inspired by our visit to the Il Vecchio in Monterey. As a delicacy they serve some fresh bread and sauteed bell peppers with olive oil and balsamic. Delicious! It was so good and different than your ordinary bread & butter, so I wanted to give it a try. It would be a perfect starter to impress your guest. Best thing, it’s super easy and super quick to make.

Here is what you need:
– 3 tbp olive oil
– 1 pack of cherry or mini herloim tomatoes
– 2 twings rosemary ( chopped)
– 3 twings thyme ( chopped)
– 2 garlic cloves ( chopped)
– salt & pepper to taste

What to do:
1. Wash and rinse the tomatoes. Cut them into halves.
2. Heat the olive oil on medium heat, add the tomatoes. & sauté for about 3 minutes.
3. Add rosemary, thyme, garlic, salt & pepper and sauté for another 5-7 minutes.

You will see when the tomatoes get soft, the skin will start to peel off, that’s your call, you don’t want them to be too mushy.

You can serve this easy appetizer with some fresh bread or crackers. I also added some pesto, just to support the taste of the tomatoes.

That’s all my friends. And while I’m writing this, Patrick ate already the whole pan. He has no clue what’s for dinner tomorrow. 😉

I would love to hear what are your appetizers to impress your guests?

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