Garlic & Herb Smoked Tomatoes

Recipe Ingredients:
12 large vine ripe organic tomatoes
1 c. olive oil
1/4 c. fresh oregano
1/8 c. sautéed garlic
1/8 c. sautéed shallots
1/4 c. brown sugar
Salt and pepper

Core tomatoes and split an X down the center, about 1/3 way. Equally divide up ingredients into each tomato. Wrap tomatoes in foil with a chimney at top.
Smoke-cook at 225F for 1 hour, or until very tender, over hickory wood, rosemary branches, and garlic skins and peels. Present on a plate of tossed baby greens with a vinaigrette of your choice and a toasted baguette.
These tomatoes can also be pureed and thickened with a roux for an excellent tomato sauce. Yield: 12 servings.
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