Sunday, 19 September 2010

Lounge-room picnics

Indoor lounge-room picnics in the colder weather (in front of the heater, or a fire in my daydreams) is such a romantic thing to do. 

Fresh bread, cold meats, olives, oven baked Roma cherry tomatoes, smooth mozzarella and anchovies make a delicious antipasti plate. 

Serve with organic fresh orange juice and fresh strawberries.

To make the Roma cherry tomatoes slice a punnet of fresh Roma cherry tomatoes in half lengthways. On a flat baking tray sprinkle a thin layer of rock salt (or table salt if you don't have rock salt) so that the tray is just covered. Carefully place the halved Roma cherry tomatoes (with the sliced part facing up). The idea is that the salt doesn't flavour the dish but it draws the moisture away to aid the baking process. Place the tray in a warm oven for 1 - 1 1/2 hours on 150 degrees celsius, checking regularly after the first hour to adjust cooking time. 

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