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Meat, Taters, and Maters...

edited July 2012 in EggHead Forum

Hump day cook went quite well.  Hot weather has made our herbs and tomatos growing wild.  Picked the maters and herbs from the garden.  Taters came from the cherry creek farmers market saturday.  T-rexed the strips on the egg.  Did the taters in the dutch oven stovetop w/ parsley, sage, rose....you get it.  and added some garlic w/ evoo and a bit of butter.  Quite nice.  The maters had the mozzarella, basil, evoo and a touch of balsamic.  Highly recommended for a Wednesday eve.

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 the prep.

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taters in the dutch w/ all the goodies.image

all plated up. 

now what's for din tonight??????

 

 

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  • BotchBotch Posts: 2,356
    I love barbequed meat, but there is nothing, NOTHING, that beats that first summer mater!!!
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  • DuganboyDuganboy Posts: 1,118
    I love barbequed meat, but there is nothing, NOTHING, that beats that first summer mater!!!
    I've heard that all my life and I still hate tomatoes.
  • probe1957probe1957 Posts: 206

    I've heard that all my life and I still hate tomatoes.
    Blasphemy!!  :)
  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 4,171
    I love barbequed meat, but there is nothing, NOTHING, that beats that first summer mater!!!
    I've heard that all my life and I still hate tomatoes.
    I can't say I've ever been big on fresh tomatoes. Sauce and ketchup is a different matter. But a beefsteak tomato, straight from the vine, sliced, and sprinkled w. salt is definitely edible.

    And there are big differences between tomatoes. For me, a lot of the store tomatoes are flavorless bags of water. A couple of weeks ago I went to the best pizzaria I know, and the pizzaiolo was offering a special that used heritage tomatoes. He really knows his stuff, so I bought one. The tomato slices were sweet, tangy, and loaded w. umami.

    Keep tasting. You may find something you like.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 10,863
    I know a number of people that hate fresh tomatoes.  Personally, I love eating raw tomatoes with balsamic, olive oil and fresh basil.  Hell, I'll just sprinkle some Tony Chachare's on and eat off the cutting board.  I agree with gdenby that a lot of grocery store tomatoes are horrible - mealy and tasteless. 

    IMHO it's tough to go wrong with roma (plumb) tomatoes.  They have a low water content and good flavor.  We get excellent creole tomatoes down here that are grown locally, but they're seasonal.  Heritage tomatoes are usually always excellent - they say the uglier the tomato the better it tastes.  I hate spending $4-5/lb on those, so I usually just stick with roma.
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  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 4,171

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    Yup. Not seeing anything.
  • I know a number of people that hate fresh tomatoes.  Personally, I love eating raw tomatoes with balsamic, olive oil and fresh basil.  Hell, I'll just sprinkle some Tony Chachare's on and eat off the cutting board.  I agree with gdenby that a lot of grocery store tomatoes are horrible - mealy and tasteless. 

    IMHO it's tough to go wrong with roma (plumb) tomatoes.  They have a low water content and good flavor.  We get excellent creole tomatoes down here that are grown locally, but they're seasonal.  Heritage tomatoes are usually always excellent - they say the uglier the tomato the better it tastes.  I hate spending $4-5/lb on those, so I usually just stick with roma.
    I agree, I use romas for sandwiches, burgers and salads. Way better!
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 13,624
    Tomatoes from the vine / fresh white bread / mayo and s&p = the best sandwhich for me
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