TOMATOES WITH CARAWAY SEEDS AND WHITE WINE

caraway-tomatoes

I used to hate caraway, OK maybe dislike is a better word but I just couldn’t stand it when I was younger and I haven’t eaten anything with caraway for ages. That’s not very difficult because I have never seen any here in Italy but I didn’t eat any with caraway in Sweden either. Until this summer when I had some typically Swedish hard cheese with caraway in it and I thought that it wasn’t half as bad as I used to think, quite the contrary actually. And then I found caraway seeds on my list of things to photograph for this job I mentioned yesterday and I was quite happy to have the opportunity to do something with it! I had to ask one of my best friends to send it down from Sweden to me and she obeyed and sent me 10(!) bags so now I have an enormous amount of caraway seeds to experiment with! And, no, I’m not going to give them away, no I’m going to eat all the caraway I have missed out on in my previous life! How lucky we are that our taste is an evolving sense, so many pleasant surprises still!

caraway-tomatoes

TOMATOES WITH CARAWAY SEEDS AND WHITE WINE

Tomatoes on the small side, obviously sweet and mature
Caraway seeds
Dry white wine
Salt
Extra virgin Olive oil

– Cut the tomatoes in halves and put them in a pan with some olive oil and as many caraway seeds as you feel like. Add a little salt as well.
– Braise the tomatoes for a couple of minutes, turning them over once, before adding white wine.
– Braise on, turning the tomatoes now and then. When they are soft and just about to get mushy and the wine has been reduced it’s ready.
– Serve hot or cold.

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