This is such a simple dish. They are not stuffed or cut in half. They are just simple baked tomatoes at 350 F for 30 mins then 375 F for 20 more minutes. I love this dish. I started making it over the summer when tomatoes were in season. I just cut the tops off the tomatoes, enough to sprinkle salt, pepper and whatever herbs I have along with a good dose of extra virgin olive oil. Sometimes I add chopped garlic, too. At the last part of cooking, grated parmesan cheese is great on this, too.
The great thing about this dish is it makes a great accompanyment to just about anything. It can be used as a sauce as well. Serve it on a big bowl of rice or pasta and it’s simple and delicious. I could eat this everyday. The tomatoes really make a difference, but it’s still good if you jazz up bland tomatoes with a bunch of garlic, basil, oregano, cheese… whatever. Enjoy!