PAN-ROASTED TOMATO GARLIC SAUCE (great for pouring over grilled meats, fish and dunking crusty
4 Bloom Fresh plum tomatoes, cored, cut into ½ inch slices
2-3 sprigs of BLOOM FRESH thyme
5 garlic cloves, peeled
Kosher salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
honey for drizzling, to taste
1 ½ tablespoons of oil, divided
Pre-heat oven to 450 F
On medium-high heat, add one tablespoon of oil and then add the garlic cloves and tomatoes. Cook both sides of the tomatoes to a golden brown (2-3 minutes), lay thyme sprigs on top of the tomatoes, then transfer the skillet to the oven and roast the garlic and tomatoes until tender, about 10 minutes.
Once the tomatoes are tender, transfer them and the garlic, plus ½ tablespoon oil to a blender or food processor and purée until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste. If you would like to adjust the sweetness, I recommend drizzling in a little bit of honey.