roasted tomatoes.

i stole this from lidia.  i watch her occasionally on hulu and she always manages to bring a tear to my eye.  i love her passion for italy, and food…

take roma tomatoes and slice them lengthwise.  top with the following bread crumb mixture:

bread crumbs, chopped fresh basil, oregano, capers, crushed red pepper, a little douse of olive oil, and i think that’s it.  add balsamic vinegar if you wanna get crazy.

drizzle a little olive oil on top of each and roast in a 375 oven for 30 minutes.  

lidia took these tomatoes out, cut them into quarters and tossed them with pasta and fresh basil.  AAAAH!  why are italians such geniuses!

here’s what i thought up, while watching her…

slice big tomatoes, zucchini, fresh mozzarella, and stack, with a fresh basil leave in between each one.  top with bread crumbs and bake?  little mini stacked veggie lasagnas?  

good idea, eh?

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