Well this week on Foodie Friday the topic is cakes -- so quite naturally I decided to share Marinated Tomatoes! But then that's just like me. I don't bake many cakes and Gollum is gracious with allowing anything we want. Thanks Gollum.
My husband and I love tomatoes and where we live (Hanover County) is known locally for having excellent tomatoes. Hanover hosts a Tomato festival in July. So you can tell, we're quite "serious" about our tomatoes around here - but the growing season is pretty short and we're not at peak until July. I used to be such a tomato snob that I wouldn't even eat fresh ones until local Hanover's were in. That is, until I found this particular recipe for Marinated Tomatoes. I've gathered all the ingredients and supplies needed.
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic salt
1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt, such as Lawry's or Sauer's
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
4 to 6 large tomatoes (or 10-12 roma tomatoes) cut into wedges
Wisk all the dressing ingredients to combine. Place the tomatoes in a resealable plastic bag and pour in the dressing. Marinate overnight (or at least 4 hours) in refrigerator. Bring to room temperature before serving. Serve with a slotted spoon.
Paula Deen recipe from Paula Deen & Friends cookbook
Now I don't know about you - but I do wish we could buy a petite bunch of fresh parsley instead of the big old honking bunch they sell at the grocery stores around here. I mean you can only garnish so much - I always end up throwing quite a bit away. Anybody need parsley garnish for their cake? No? I thought not. Wonder if the boys would like parsley on their kibble? hummmmmm.......
Here's my gallon bag of tomato wedges ready to marinate.
For extra security I always put my bag in a big bowl before I put them in the fridge.
Next day you have a bowl of some of the best yumminess available (until the Hanover's are ready that is)! Save the marinade for dressing your salad or it's even good for marinading chicken or steaks! Come on over with your cake and I'll share some tomatoes with you!