Fun Fact: Tomatoes originated in Peru; the golden varieties were first brought to Europe in the 1500s. The Italians named them “pomodoro,” which means “golden apple.” The San Marzano variety, originally cultivated in Italy, are considered the world’s best. The Jersey tomato, at its peak in the summertime, is also counted among the best.
- Cooking and Prep: 25 m
- Serves: 4
Roast the Tomatoes
Arrange rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
Rinse and quarter tomatoes. Line a baking pan with Gefen Easy Baking Parchment Paper. Spread tomatoes, garlic, thyme, and rosemary in a flat layer across the baking pan. Sprinkle with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Roast in the oven until very soft and blistered, about 15 to 20 minutes, mixing occasionally. Remove pan from the oven and let cool slightly.