Roasted Tomatoes

Anchovies and capers give these marinated tomatoes terrific flavor. They're delightful on thick pieces of grilled country bread. Slideshow: Roasted Vegetables 

Roasted Tomatoes
Photo: © Con Poulos
Active Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs
3 cups


  • 2 large shallots, sliced 1/4-inch thick

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for marinating

  • 5 pounds plum tomatoes—peeled, halved and seeded

  • Salt

  • Freshly ground pepper

  • One 2-ounce can anchovies, drained and finely chopped

  • 1/4 cup drained capers


  1. Preheat the oven to 275°. In a bowl, toss the shallots with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and spread on a large, parchment paper–lined rimmed baking sheet. In the same bowl, toss the tomatoes with the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Arrange the tomatoes over the shallots, cut sides up. Bake the tomatoes for 3 hours, until leathery but soft. Let cool.

  2. In a large jar or glass bowl, layer the tomatoes and shallots with the anchovies and capers. Cover with olive oil and let stand for 30 minutes or refrigerate overnight. Serve with grilled bread.

Make Ahead

The tomatoes can be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks; keep them covered with olive oil.

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