Slow poached tomatoes in garlic and anchovy oil

Slow poached tomatoes in garlic and anchovy oil

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  • 6
  • Easy
  • Carb Conscious Dairy free
  • 20 minutes
  • 1 hour and 20 minutes
  • Woolworths Cape Point Sauvignon Blanc 2015


  • 1 garlic head, broken into cloves, with skins intact
  • 6 plum tomatoes, halved and seeded
  • 4 fresh thyme, sprigs
  • 2 cups olive oil
  • 200 g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 8 anchovy fillets
  • Ciabatta toast, for serving
  • Fresh basil, for serving

Cooking Instructions

Preheat the oven to 150°C.

Arrange the garlic, tomatoes and thyme in a shallow baking dish, with the tomatoes cut side up. Season and pour over the olive oil.

Bake for 1 hour, then remove the dish from the oven, remove the tomatoes and set aside. Return the dish to the oven for a further 20 minutes.

Remove the dish from the oven, add the tomatoes and the anchovy fillets while the oil is still warm, and allow to cool.

Serve at room temperature, spooned over toasted ciabatta with fresh basil and cracked black pepper.

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Hannah Lewry Recipe by: Hannah Lewry
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