Artwork by Jacob

Artwork by Jacob

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Tomatoes Provencal

We are off and running in our July selections for French Fridays with Dorie.  This week's selection tomatoes Provencal (page 344).  Dorie states "You can serve tomatoes Provencal as a side dish, but because they're very good at room temperature, they're great on a buffet or in a picnic basket, or brought to a friend's for a potluck meal." So that is exactly what I did.  Here is how our holiday celebration meal went.


These vine ripened tomatoes looked so good in the store, I couldn't wait to bake them.

Tomatoes Provencal is a simple yet delicious dish.  Olive oil, salt, pepper, fresh herbs and garlic.  Roast in 375 degree oven for 30 to 60 minutes depending on firmness desired.  We enjoyed the tomatoes and they worked well with our meal.  The leftovers will put on pizza this weekend.
I made German potato salad with dill from Bon Appetit.  This was also a simple but delicious side dish.

Smoked ribs.  It is good to have a friend with a smoker, we always have good meat.

And to finish the meal my favorite cherry pie from Cooks Illustrated.

See what others made in this cooking group here.

9 comments:

  1. What a terrific holiday meal! Your cherry pie looks perfect!!! And I know those tomatoes were wonderful :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Diane, what a lovely spread of food - hope you had a wonderful fourth of July! The tomatoes provencal were such a hit with everyone!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh yum, your meal looks delicious. My father has a smoker and has made good use of it over the years. And, on another topic, now you have me craving pie.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Your tomatoes look great - but I am hankering after the ribs and cherry pie.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Sounds like a lovely holiday meal - the pie would be especially welcome here :-)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Great looking tomatoes provencal…and a gorgeous holiday meal!! Cherry pie sounds scrumptious!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. A wow. What a festive dinner for the holidays. Instead of just "cooking the book", you also "cooked a few magazines". Thank you for sharing those recipes also. Keep being nice to the smoker guy. The ribs look delicious.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Amazing menu! These tomatoes are wonderful - worth making up a big batch to keep in the fridge on the regular. And the bowl in your first photo is just beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  9. It's hard to focus on tomatoes when there's fresh cherry pie :-) Your whole meal looks excellent!

    ReplyDelete