My daughter loves prancing around the house with wings on her back and a magic wand in hand, turning every corner of our appartment into a magic, enchanted world. She has made me endless potions to drink and my son has been turned into any mythical creature imaginable.
Perhaps those potions finally started wearing off on me, because I have a secret to tell. Did I ever mention I have magic powers? And because I am not a selfish fairy, I decided to share my magic with you, like Nigella did before me. Today I am giving you a secret ingredient that is so enchanted, it makes itself. With this ingredient you will be able to make endless quick, easy and magically tasty dishes.
Grab a wand (we have a lots of pink and sparkly ones if you need one), follow these steps and you will be able to cast the same spell. Do this at dusk, using nothing more than tomatoes and moonlight, the essential, magical touch.
In the morning you will find the sweetest, tastiest little red gems you have ever had. If you make these on the week end, you will be able to use them for lovely, super quick recipes all week. I made a farro salad with mint and moonblush tomatoes on Sunday and yesterday I baked some salmon filets smothered in these. I have used them in salad with feta or any other goat cheese or mozzarella. They make a wicked bruschetta and they work wonders on pasta with a drizzle of oil, some Parmesan cheese and a little pepper.
The possibilities are endless, why don't you suggest some?
500gr vine tomatoes or other smaller varieties (but you can cut up larger tomatoes too)
1tsp dried thyme/oregano or other herb
Preheat your oven to 220°C/425° F. Cut the tomatoes into half, sprinkle with the ingredients, gently toss to cover and place on a lined baking tray cut side up. Put the tray in the oven and switch off immediately. Leave in the oven all night, without ever opening.