I love…..

….. cherry tomatoes….. but let’s face it, they do not taste of anything this time of year. But try roasting them in the oven.

The good thing about roasting cherry tomatoes is that it brings out the best from even the most tasteless tomatoes….. and by flavoring them with a little sea salt, black pepper, olive oil and balsamic vinegar you are guaranteed that these small juicy beauties, will be bursting with flavor.

….. and it is dishes like this (which are really simple) that make mealtimes far more enjoyable and take the hassle out of cooking.

Garlic and Rosemary Chicken with Roast Cherry Tomato Salad

All you need (4)
4 chicken breasts
6 cloves of garlic
2-3 sprigs of rosemary
4 tablespoons of olive oil
A good pinch of ground black pepper
A good pinch of sea salt

For the salad:
4 tablespoons of olive oil
2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
A good pinch of ground black pepper
A good pinch of sea salt
1 large stalk of cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
120g of rocket leaves
1 small red onion, sliced
Shavings of parmesan cheese to serve

Do this:
In a bowl: whisk together the olive oil and balsamic vinegar for the salad.

Add the tomatoes to a large roasting tray cut side up, pour half the dressing over and toss to combine. Season with sea salt and black pepper.

Place in an oven at 200oC for about 35 minutes or until the tomatoes have reduced in size.

While the tomatoes are roasting in the oven, in a mortar crush the garlic cloves with a little sea salt, until you have a fine paste. Remove the leaves from the sprigs of rosemary, and add them to the mashed garlic together with 4 tablespoons of olive oil (mix in to marinade for the chicken).
In a bowl: let the chicken breasts marinade while you prepare the rest of the salad ingredients.

On a large hot griddle pan, fry the chicken breasts for 3-4 minutes either side, depending on the size, but just make sure they are cooked entirely.

In a large bowl, toss together the rocket, roasted cherry tomatoes, red onion and remaining dressing.

Serve alongside the chicken with some shavings of parmesan cheese.

Enjoy

Kategorien Recipes . Skrevet af LE 1. December, 2013 kl 12:25

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