Roasted Tomatoes with Garlic, Basil, and Fresh Mozzarella
NJ Tomatoes sliced in half
fresh garlic minced
quality extra virgin olive oil
fresh mozzarella cheese (sliced)
fresh torn basil leaves
salt and pepper to taste
Not so much a recipe, but a compilation. Fresh, quality ingredients make this spectacular.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Slice NJ tomatoes in half and place in baking dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Next, add minced fresh garlic to taste. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. Place in oven and roast until perfect (juices start to burst). Add a slice of fresh mozzarella to the bottom half, add the top, and top with fresh torn basil. Enjoy - and despite all of NJ's downfalls - no one can take away this - we are top tomato!