Thursday, July 7, 2011

Start Your Ovens: High-Octane Tomatoes

This recipe seems perfect for the official ccokbook of the Bristol Motor Speedway! High-Octane Tomatoes are easy to prepare, fun to eat and have just a splash of alcohol. This recipe was one of the first ones that really drew me into “Start Your Ovens: Cooking the Way it Ought’a Be” by the Junior League of Bristol.

With fresh tomatoes available at area farmers markets, grocery stores and backyard gardens, consider making this recipe soon. The book says: “These tomatoes will be the hit of your next cocktail party.”

High-Octane Tomatoes

60 grape tomatoes
1 tablespoon kosher salt, or to taste
Vodka to cover

Remove the stems from the tomatoes. Place the tomatoes in a sealable plastic bag. Add the salt. Pour enough vodka over the tomatoes to cover. Seal tightly. Marinate for 8 to 10 hours, turning occasionally; drain. Serve in a glass or silver bowl with wooden picks.

Yield: 20 servings.

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