This dish is so simple, but it’s absolutely wonderful. Everything melds to come together in a flavour combination that’s so intense and wonderful you’ll want to eat it none stop.
It’s simple and comforting enough to be a quick weekend lunch, but it’s also impressive enough that I served it at the last dinner party I had. It’s an all occasions, all around crowd pleaser.
What you need:
- Around 450g fresh heritage tomatoes. Normal tomatoes will work 100% perfectly well, but heritage look so special
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- Half a bunch of parsley, chopped
- Half a small fresh chilli – finely sliced
- Pinch of salt, pinch of pepper, olive oil to cook
- Rustic bread to serve – optional
It’s really easy:
- Cut the tomatoes into slices around 1.5cm thick
- Heat oil in a large frying pan, and add the tomatoes
- Sprinkle with salt and a lot of pepper. Leave for one minute then add the chilli, garlic and parsley.
- Cook for one more minute, then flip over all of the tomatoes to cook on the other side.
- Sprinkle with salt and a lot of pepper again and cook for 2 – 3 minutes. The tomatoes should be soft but holding their shape.
- Serve on bread, or on pasta as a sauce. Realistically this is so good you’re going to eat from a bowl with a spoon.