Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Deep South Eats: Garlic Grilled Tomatoes

We love to grill during the summer months. There is nothing quite as satisfying as a fantastic marinated steak with crisp summer vegetables. We are always adventurous in throwing a wide variety of vegetables and fruit (for desserts) on the grill. Moving away from our standard marinated, grilled green beans, we went wild for a new recipe of grilled tomatoes. These were jaw-dropping, drool-face fantastic. They were so simple to throw on the grill with our steaks and packed with savory garlic flavor.

  • 6 ripe tomatoes, plum tomatoes preferably
  • Coarse salt
  • Black pepper
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2-3 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • Preheat grill to high.
  • Slice tomatoes in half. Use your finger to gently scoop the seeds and pulp out of the tomato. Season tomato halves with salt and pepper.
  • Peel and mince garlic. Heat the oil in a small frying pan over medium heat. Add garlic to heated oil and saute until golden brown, about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat and pour garlic into a heatproof bowl and mix in Parmesan cheese and fresh thyme leaves.
  • Brush grill grates with olive oil and place the tomatoes cut side down directly onto the grill grate. Grill for 3 to 5 minutes, rotating them after 2 minutes 45 degrees to create crosshatch grill marks.
  • Turn tomatoes with grill safe tongs to cut side up and spoon garlic-cheese mixture over the tops of the tomatoes.
  • Continue grilling until garlic cheese mixture is bubbly and browned.
  • Enjoy!
Original recipe from Proud Italian Cook.

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