Cuisine: vegetables
Author: Mrs Butterfingers
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 25 mins
A quick and easy side dish recipe of tomatoes cooked in butter and cream and seasoned with fresh thyme
  • 2 tbsp. (1 oz) unsalted butter - regular butter more than acceptable.
  • 4 medium sized tomatoes halved horizontally
  • 1 very generous handful of fresh thyme leaves
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper,
  • ½ cup (125 mL) heavy cream
  1. Add the butter to a saute pan over high heat.
  2. Add the tomatoes cut side down. Poke the skin a few times with the tip of a knife to prevent the skins from bursting.
  3. Cook for 10 minutes lowering the heat if necessary if the butter browns to quickly.
  4. Flip, scatter with thyme, a sprinkle of salt and a good grind of black pepper.
  5. Cook 5 or 10 minutes more until soft.
  6. Pour the cream into pan and reduce to a thick sauce around the tomatoes (about 5 minutes) . The sauce will brown a bit and swirl together with the tomato juice.
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