First up: you need these things for this recipe – so go to your fridge/pantry and grab:
Package of plum tomatoes, fresh oregano, chili flakes, garlic plus seasoning, fresh garlic, fresh basil, Kinghaven Farms Premium Raw Honey, balsamic vinegar, log of goat’s cheese, bag of garlic crostini, olive oil
Remove tomatoes from container, rip from vine and wash
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Slice tomatoes in half ad place on a tin foil lined baking sheet
3 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp Premium Raw Honey
2 tsp garlic plus seasoning
A few shakes chili flakes
Salt and pepper
Roast for 30 minutes
Once done (leave oven on – we still need it), combine the roasted tomatoes in a blender along with:
1 garlic clove, smashed
2 more tbsp honey
1 cup fresh oregano
3 basil leaves
Blend until smooth
Divide mixture evenly into small, oven safe ramekins
Slice thin rounds of goat’s cheese from the log and place on top of the tomato sauce
Bake until goat’s cheese starts to brown, about 10 minutes
Once removed from oven – drizzle each ramekin with another tsp honey and dash of chili flakes
Garnish with a basil leaf, and serve with garlic crostini
- Feel free to pre-make the tomato sauce up to two days ahead if planning for a party and short for time.
- This sauce can also be made and frozen if you are a super-organized human and really into planning ahead.
- If you have just a bit more sauce than needed don’t throw it out! Repurpose it in another meal altogether – this is delicious served over pasta or on a chicken parmesan.
- Don’t stress over making your own crostini! If you aren’t up to it – the store bought bag of garlic crostini works perfectly! They are also great on hand for when you run out of croutons and need something in a pinch – all about the life hacks people!
Haley Regan is a Hamilton, Ontario based, fifteen-year veteran of the hospitality and wine industry who has worked every position from hostess to owner & operator. What started as a means of survival in university has blossomed into what borders on an obsession with food. A self-described dinner party Jedi, Haley shines a much needed light on affordability, local product, and being able to plate a dish like a Michelin star chef with everyday household items. Her approach is no-nonsense and her recipes can be proudly served at your next soiree and easily executed from a bachelor apartment kitchen. She also enjoys wine. A lot.
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