French Fridays with Dorie: Tomatoes Provençal

Tomatoes provencal from Around my French Table on eatlivetravelwrite.comThankfully this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe was an easy one. I can’t complain about being “busy” since I am on vacation (although I neglected to put on my out of office reply in email and have been inundated with what seems like more email in the last week than the past month!) but, well, it’s been kind of a busy week so I appreciated the ease (and taste) of the Tomatoes Provençal (p 344).  Basically these are tomatoes sliced in half, sprinkled with whatever herbs you have on hand (I used basil, garlic, salt and pepper) then baked in the oven for about 30 minutes.  A perfect side dish but one that needs a big hunk of baguette to mop up all the juices. It’s a simple dish but one I really enjoyed. Another dish to make when you think there’s no food in the house!

Get the recipe for Dorie’s Tomatoes Provençal here.

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14 thoughts on “French Fridays with Dorie: Tomatoes Provençal”

  1. I wonder if the American expats will be waving the flag in your neck of the woods today, Mardi. We wouldn’t have our Independence if it weren’t for LaFayette and the French. Sometimes we Americans forget that. Yes, this recipe was easy but very tasty. Perfect for summer get-togethers. Hopefully this week you’ll hit the non-busy button (disguised as “delete”) and think about being on vacation.

  2. Mardi, wonderful looking roasted tomatoes – these simple dishes are often the most delicious ones, especially at this time of year – considering the abundantly available tomatoes these days! Very nice presentation! Hope you will enjoy your “time off” in Paris!
    Have a great weekend

  3. Mardi,
    Easy, versatile and delicious are the words to describe TP!! Vabriant color too! Bread sounds good!

    I used my TP as topping (in place of a sauce) for my DH’s pasta dinner with grilled brocoli and cod fish! No complaints, plate was clean!

  4. Now I’m kicking myself for draining off and discarding the juices. Sopping them up with a baguette would have been a much better plan. Next time… Hope you are having un bon voyage.

  5. As always, I enjoy watching your travels abroad via instagram.

    Yes, hunks of bread are mandatory here (along with a nice chilled glass of wine)


  6. Mr. Neil is, truthfully, not a great baked tomato fan – so I wouldn’t really select these, but the herbs were tasty. And a perfect match for our bottle of Buzet AOP rose, that *had* to be drunk before we left our small town the next morning.

  7. It’s amazing how few ingredients you really need to make a meal. This was easy, healthy, and full of flavour. They didn’t need much more to accompany them to make up a meal.


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