Summer’s here and with that comes a wealth of produce from the garden.
Problem for me, is that it all comes at the same time and when it does it’s time to get inventive and try new recipes.
Good fresh produce shouldn’t need much except maybe something to enhance it’s flavour.
So I preach the “simple is best” theory of cookery, especially when it comes to fresh summer produce such as tomatoes, courgettes, beans or whatever other loveliness is growing in my garden.
This year I planted double the amount of tomato seedlings with the hope that when some died off, due persistent mildew or “maladie” as the French call it in these parts, I’d still have a tomato or two for my salads.
True to form the “maladie” came and some plants were lost but most survived resulting in millions of tomatoes for me to use. Happy gardener, happy days!
This dish is so simple and flavoursome it should be in everyone’s repertoire.
Roasting the tomatoes releases sugar making them sweet while bringing out more flavour at the same time.
The addition of garlic and balsamic gives the dish a savoury meatiness that is rounded out by the creamy feta or goats cheese.
Top everything off with a sprinkle of fresh basil the result is a light summer dish that would be equally at home eaten on a cooler day in the fall.