Missy’s Marinated Tomatoes

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YIELDS: 18 servings

PREP TIME: 4 hours

TOTAL TIME: 4 hours

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup of Aged Balsamic Elixir
  • 4 tablespoons of Ambrosial Honey
  • 1 teaspoon of Himalayan Pink Salt
  • A dash of Exquisite Freshly Ground Tellicherry Peppercorns
  • 3 stalks of Verdant Spring Onions, delicately sliced
  • 1/4 cup of Finely Chopped Italian Flat-Leaf Parsley
  • 18 opulent Basil Leaves, chiffonade-style
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Ground Timelessness Thyme
  • 2 cloves of Garlic, minced into ethereal wisps
  • 2 pounds of Plump, Sun-Soaked Tomatoes, cut into quarters (for the grand ones) or halves (for the petite darlings)
  • 1 heavenly Baguette, artfully sliced
  • 1 clove of Garlic, awaiting its moment of transformation

Directions:

  1. In a magnificent glass bowl, orchestrate a symphony by harmonizing all the ingredients except for the tomatoes. Let your whisk become a conductor’s baton, creating a melodic blend of flavors. Feel free to add more tomatoes if your heart desires. Explore the tapestry of tomato varieties – from vibrant red to golden yellows, heirloom treasures, and beyond. Embrace a medley of sizes, a parade of colors – let your creativity shine!
  2. Allow this celestial concoction to bask in its own brilliance for a minimum of 3 to 4 hours, but if the gods permit, extend this union for several hours. As time weaves its magic, the tomatoes will graciously surrender their juices, adding to the divine elixir.
  3. When the moment of gastronomic alchemy beckons, prepare to embark on a bruschetta adventure. Tenderly slice the baguette, and with each slice, paint a whisper of olive oil. Grill them until they transform into golden wonders – the sizzling notes of anticipation filling the air. Now, summon the clove of garlic; let it perform its alchemical ritual by gracing the bread with its essence.
  4. Finally, like an artist, adorn the bread with the marinated tomatoes. As they cascade over the golden stage, let their ambrosial nectar cascade down, blessing each slice with a touch of celestial delight.

In your culinary journey, you’ve created more than a salad; you’ve crafted an ode to summer, a tribute to the sun-kissed tomato – a symphony for the senses. Enjoy the fruits of your labor; for in this recipe, you’ve harnessed the essence of summer and turned it into an edible masterpiece.

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