If you are looking for some tomato eye candy, you have come to the right place. If you read my blog, you know I am a tomato fanatic. While I love NJ tomatoes in the summer, now I am enjoying Florida tomatoes as April is National Fresh Florida Tomato Month. The Florida Tomato Committee sent me a box of beautiful red juicy tomatoes and we feasted on them for a week.
Just gorgeous , right?
I was asked to come up with a recipe and so many ideas swirled around my head. I wanted to make a sauce but thought these tomatoes were just too good to cook on the stove for hours. So I decided to roast them in the oven to bring out the natural sweetness. They were perfect paired with herb coated shrimp over some saffron scented orzo. The colors were just fabulous.
Please head on over to the Florida Tomato website and check out my recipe for Herb Roasted Shrimp and Tomatoes with Saffron Scented Orzo. While you are there, you can find some other great recipes from their site. They also have good tips for storing, cooking and serving tomatoes.
One of my favorite ways to eat tomatoes is with just a touch of sea salt. What is yours? I do hope you take advantage of National Fresh Florida Tomato Month. The produce section of my grocery stores are just bursting with them.
**Disclosure: I received free product and compensation to create my recipe. As usual all opinions are my own.