Maker’s Mark® and Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes
by Lee Anne Wong, Chef and Maker’s Mark® Cookbook Editor
These tomatoes are about as easy as it gets when it comes to a simple side dish that is both elegant and rustic at the same time. The balsamic and Maker’s Mark® Bourbon reduce together in the oven to help glaze and flavor the tomatoes and work well with the acidity and natural sweetness of the tomatoes.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
3 tablespoons Maker’s Mark® Bourbon
1 pound cherry tomatoes on the vine (if you can’t find on the vine, regular cherry tomatoes will work)
2 tablespoons aged balsamic vinegar or cream of balsamic
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- Preheat the oven to 500°F. Place the tomatoes in a single layer in a nonstick baking dish, leaving the vines intact.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients. Pour the dressing over the tomatoes (it will pool in the bottom of the dish).
- Roast the tomatoes in the oven for 8-10 minutes until the skins burst and the glaze has reduced, gently shaking the pan once during cooking.
- To serve, carefully place the tomatoes on a plate. Spoon the reduced glazed over the tomatoes. Serve immediately.