Oven Roasted Tomato Appetizer
2 1/2 pounds round, plum, cherry, or grape tomatoes
4 cloves garlic, very finely chopped
pinch of crushed red pepper
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil, parsley, or other herbs
Place a rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 400° F. Oil a 13 × 9 × 2-inch nonreactive baking pan.
Coarsely chop round or plum tomatoes into 1/2-inch pieces or cut cherry or grape tomatoes into halves or quarters, depending on what you are using.
Spread the tomatoes on the pan. Sprinkle with the garlic, salt, and crushed red pepper. Drizzle with the oil and stir gently.
Roast 30 to 45 minutes or until the tomatoes are lightly browned. Remove the tomatoes from the oven and stir in the herbs. Serve hot or at room temperature.