This is near as I can recall it, and pretty darn close if I do say so myself. I love roasting these tomatoes! To assemble, slather 1-2 Tbl of the garlic herb cheese spread on the crostini. Keywords: crostini, roasted tomatoes, whole tomatoes, canned tomatoes, italian toast, tomato toast. I have a weakness for farmers markets, delight in adventures way off the beaten path, enjoy documenting my many moods through photography, and have been known to conquer the occasional yard sale with gusto! Mom was a true canned tomato snob. If they are still warm when you close the container, steam will accumulate and the bread will soften. Or perhaps you’re a creature of habit – meaning you grew up on X brand and that’s all that Mom bought so that’s all you buy now. Now you can drizzle some olive oil on top, season with salt and pepper and add any fresh herbs you’d like. Don’t like them? Oh yes, I am in love! Originally published by Shanna Mallon on July 13, 2011. The little ones will have the most fun sprinkling on the seasonings over top of the tomatoes and also “painting” the bread with the olive oil. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper and the thyme. arts of the tomatoes that they don’t use. I want that vine-ripened tomato product that tastes like it was just picked in the garden. The dishes were fresh, whole food, much of it grown right where I was eating it, as so many of the little cafés and venues had tiny gardens behind them. It’s really light and would be awesome Friday night when we have pizza. It is a flavor combination that really wakes up the palate, piquing your appetite for whatever delicious meal is to come. They truly are THE BEST! The discarded tomato peels and seeds are turned into animal feed, and some are even used as fertilizer to grow a whole new set of crops. So, let’s talk guys. By roasting them you’re not only helping to concentrate the flavor by drawing out the excess moisture but you’re also driving up the sweetness in an almost caramelized flavor profile. So many of the meals we had were light. They are a brand with a conscience. Remove from the oven, brush the other side with the remaining oil and bake for another 5-7 minutes. I have never heard of Redpack before. I recommend thyme or rosemary for the best flavor combination. This is one of those recipes that definitely looks more fancy that it really is! When Redpack asked me to create another family type recipe I knew I wanted to go with one that involved roasting the tomatoes. Halve the grape and cherry tomatoes. As the author of the food and travel blog Cake 'n Knife, Meghan focuses on unique foodie experiences from around the world to right at home in your own kitchen. That way, the bread won’t get soggy before you reach your destination. Roast 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours, or until the tomatoes are very soft and slightly shrunken. But I found this. Sadly, the same can’t be said about Hunt’s on the right. You’ll notice that the thyme will get darker, but it shouldn’t burn since the oven temperature is not too high. You will get an immediate email asking you to confirm your subscription. As you can see, while there are some whole tomatoes in the pan, the majority are mushy, with peels still intact, and stems on several of them. Below you’ll see the following: Step 1 – I opened up both cans of tomatoes and poured each into their own respective tray. The intrigue came about from not knowing exactly what would be on the menu. Caramelized tomatoes with fresh basil, herbed cheese spread and fresh basil make this the perfect appetizer! Now I have hundreds of real good food recipes that will make you and your family feel oh-so good! Tricks & recipes for magical holiday moments, My EXACT Thanksgiving Menu + Shopping List. They are pretty similar! I believe in fully testing out products before I decide to partner up with them. The crostini can be hot or room temperature. LOL So I made him another and well, me another too. This, truthfully, is why I’ve been teaming up with the great folks at Redpack Tomatoes for the past year. Seriously this was way better than I had anticipated. It was on one of my first nights in Rome that I first came across the simple trio of ripe tomatoes, basil, and balsamic vinegar. Step 2 – Taste. You can even store them in the fridge technically. Classic Roasted Tomato Crostini evolved into my miniature toasty version from one of those open-faced sandwiches I dined on in Le Rozier, Lozère. Yeah!!! Cover and chill for at least 1 hour. Again, Hunt’s failed miserably on this. Brooklyn Egg Creams and Classic Black & Whites ». The final reason why I absolutely love this brand is well, because Mom did. Serve immediately. If we were thirsty, we stopped to take coffee or a beer. When frozen, you can then transfer them to a freezer-safe bag. Remove from the oven when done. Of course, as an early-twenty-something woman of the world, I thought I knew everything. Not to mention, you will feel incredibly fancy serving these tasty bites. I swear, it’s that easy. Redpack had that rich tomato taste and was much thicker than Hunt’s. If you haven’t made a balsamic reduction before, all you have to do is simply reduce plain balsamic vinegar in a saucepan on the stove until it is thick. The Redpack on the left are WHOLE, deep rich red tomatoes in a puree sauce. Simple flavors and good+ good-for-you ingredients are the key to feel good in life! Easily my knife made a clean cut into the Redpack tomato. Notes. Nutritional information derived from a database of known generic and branded foods and ingredients and was not compiled by a registered dietitian or submitted for lab testing. Please see my Privacy Policy for further details. In a small bowl whisk together the salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, dried oregano, and basil.