Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Blog Picks : Tomato Bites

Call me dense or what, but I only first heard about TasteSpotting when all those "TasteSpotting is Dead" posts cropped up. And then I heard of foodgawker. And now I spend minutes, hours just staring at the lovely photography. It was during one of the gawking sessions that I found these delicious tomatoes.

For me, tomatoes are the ultimate food. I can just pick one off the fridge shelf and bite into it. I always do, ever since I was a kid, when urgent hunger pangs strike. This is the same concept : tomatoes you can pick up and eat, but in a fancier gourmet version.



To make tomato bites, cut tomatoes into three segments. You might need to cut a bit off the bottom segment to make sure it sits well on the plate. Find basil leaves slightly larger than the tomatoes and trim their edges. Spread a little goat cheese on the bottom tomato segment(I also added a little crushed pepper to my cheese before spreading). Add a basil leaf, then a little bit more of cheese. Now put the middle segment on, and repeat the whole process for the top segment.

The flavors mingle to form a beautiful appetizer that I am packing away to Dee's Herb Mania.

12 comments:

Srivalli said...

Then lets have a debate on who is more dense..:)..cos' even I didn't know abt those sites until those posts came about...and same thing happened to me too..though I am yet to check out foodgawker, though I heard abt it the same breath...

tomato bites look lovely...this brings back those lovely times, when I used to add sugar to tomatoes and eat them raw...awww...yummy!

notyet100 said...

wow,..such simple recipe ,.nd sounds so delicious..

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This sounds so simple and healthy. Looks good. Nice Italian combo...

Rachel said...

I love tomatoes too...especially when it's chopped and sprinkled with sugar..or when they are plain grilled with loads of cheese..

your version looks so healthy!

Simran said...

Tomatoes with sugar...I've never heard of this. And I've been eating raw tomatoes all my life.

I'm eating this combination the first thing after I get home

Gini said...

We used to snack on tomato sprinkled with sugar for snacks after school. Tomatoes taste best when left in room temperature.

delhibelle said...

I am an unabashed tomato lover, goes into my poha, bhel, salads, raita, bread..u name it!
This looks lovely and herby, would LOVE to make it:)

Bharti said...

Another tomato lover here. The recipe looks perfect for a summer day!

Kitchen Flavours said...

very simple recipe and healthy too

Priti said...

Tomato Bites looking cool..nice idea and good looking tomatoes :)

Aparna said...

I've haven't seen tomatoes looking this cute in a long time.

Swati Raman Garg said...

sahi hai yaar... thee was one time when i used to hate tomatoes and ab har cheeez mein daal deti hun.... as an appetizer mast hoga na...