Balsamic Honey Glazed Cherry Tomatoes

When your cherry tomatoes have taken over the garden…….mine actually buried my pepper plant…..you need to get creative. Balsamic Honey Glazed Cherry Tomatoes are my nod to creativity…..and the intense desire to not have my beautiful cherry tomatoes go to waste.

Balsamic Honey Glazed Cherry Tomatoes

For having such a small garden, we had a big harvest. Especially cucumbers and cherry tomatoes. My poor neighbors must have wondered where we got all the produce we keep pawning off on them. I just hate to see food go to waste, thank goodness for neighbors.

With summer winding down I wanted to make the most of summer tomatoes. Nothing in the world beats their flavor, and nothing is more satisfying than growing them yourself.

Balsamic Honey Glazed Cherry Tomatoes

Place red ripe cherry tomatoes in a cast iron skillet, with just a sliver of the top cut off. Mix together garlic, honey, olive oil, balsamic glaze, a good amount of salt, and pepper, and roast for about 30-35 minutes. Then garnish with fresh snipped chives.

Side dish, on top of pasta or rice, or bruschetta like on top of crusty bread with cheese. There is nothing these little beauties cannot enhance the flavor of.

Balsamic Honey Glazed Cherry Tomatoes

Roasting them brings out extra sweetness and a touch of honey is icing on the cake…well maybe cake is a bad analogy. Balsamic and tomatoes are a classic combo, and this dish is no exception.

If you do not have balsamic glaze, you can either purchase or make your own. Balsamic glaze is easy to make and can store in the frig for recipes, or if you just need a little something for a garnish.

Balsamic Honey Glazed Cherry Tomatoes

Speaking of garnish, fresh snipped chives make a perfect garnish for Balsamic Honey Glazed Cherry Tomatoes.

If you are over run with cherry tomatoes or maybe need to run to the Farmers Market to get them, you have to try Balsamic Honey Glazed Cherry Tomatoes !!!! I’m grilling up some bread to top now!!!! 
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Balsamic Honey Glazed Cherry Tomatoes

Balsamic Honey Glazed Cherry Tomatoes

  • Author: Marty Boyd
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Roast
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

1 pound cherry tomatoes, stems removed, rinsed and patted dry

3 garlic cloves, minced

2 tablespoon honey

3 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons balsamic glaze

Coarse ground salt and pepper

Fresh snipped chives for garnish


Instructions

Preheat the oven to 400° 

Spray a cast iron skillet lightly with non stick cooking spray. 

Cut a small slice off the top of the tomatoes and place them cut side up in the cast iron skillet.

Whisk together the minced garlic, honey, olive oil, balsamic glaze and a large pinch of salt and pepper. 

Drizzle mixture over the cherry tomatoes. Roast for about 30- 45 minutes until juicy, and bubbling.

If you have too much liquid after 45 minutes you can place the cast iron skillet on the stove top and reduce to desired consistency.

Season to taste with additional salt and pepper. Garnish with fresh snipped chives if desired.

Keywords: cherry tomatoes, garlic, honey, balsamic, roast, cast iron skillet

Salted Caramel Cookie Brownie Skillet

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Now that’s a mouth full, and “it’s a mouthful”. It’s a mouthful of wonderful!

Two favorite desserts in one place…..brownies and cookies. If you love brownies, salted caramel, and cookies??? This is the dessert for you! Continue reading “Salted Caramel Cookie Brownie Skillet”

Brown Irish Soda Bread with Honey Butter

Brown Irish Soda Bread with Honey Butter is a nice compliment to any corned beef and cabbage dinner.

Brown Irish Soda Bread with Honey Butter

St. Patrick’s Day occurs every year on March 17. It observances the of the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. What began as a religious feast day in the 17th century has turned a day of celebrating Irish culture with parades, special foods, music, dancing, and a whole lot of green.

Brown Irish Soda Bread with Honey Butter

 My recipe, while not Irish in origin, is fitting for St Patty’s Day. This recipe came from a local restaurant that served what they called Brown Soda Bread instead of a traditional bread basket. It was served on a bread board with a flavored butter. The loaf was the perfect size for two. Although the restaurant is no longer open, I still remember the wonderful bread and the flavored butter that made the bread so extra special.

But alas, as many with restaurants, it was not meant to be. Luckily, I was able to have the owner give me the recipe for Brown Irish Soda Bread with Honey Butter.

Brown Irish Soda Bread with Honey Butter

Soda breads are fairly dense, moist and hearty. They consist of four basic ingredients: flour, buttermilk, baking soda and salt. Reaction between the buttermilk and baking soda produces bubbles of carbon dioxide, causing the dough to rise. It is best served the day that it is made, when the crust is crisp from the oven, with plenty of butter.

Brown Irish Soda Bread with Honey Butter

My recipe uses a mix of white and whole wheat flour, and the addition of brown sugar gives a slightly sweet flavor to the bread. Baking in a cast iron skillet gives an extra crispness to the bottom of the loaf.

Now about that butter, sweet but, not too sweet. Fluffy, and easily spreadable. It whips up in a breeze and left overs can be kept in the frig, and used on morning toast.

Brown Irish Soda Bread with Honey Butter

Brown Irish Soda Bread with Honey Butter is great to serve on St Patty’s Day, but also is perfect for any soup or stew.

Brown Irish Soda Bread with Honey Butter

So, anytime you need a hearty, dense bread that is quick to make, try Brown Irish Soda Bread with Honey Butter.

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Brown Irish Soda Bread with Honey Butter

  • Author: Marty Boyd
  • Yield: 1 loaf

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour,
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1¾ cups buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • flour for dusting

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
  2. In a large bowl,whisk together the flour, salt, sugar, and baking soda.
  3. In a small bowl beat egg lightly, add the buttermilk and melted butter. Our wet mixture into dry and stir until combined.
  4. Spray a cast iron skillet with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  5. Sprinkle a small amount of flour on a cutting board. Scrape the dough from the sides of the bowl onto cutting board and shape into a ball, kneading lightly if necessary. Transfer to cast iron skillet. Sprinkle lightly flour.
  6. Using a sharp knife make an X across the top of the dough.
  7. Place in preheated oven and bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until lightly golden.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes before slicing.
  9. Serve with Cinnamon Honey Butter.
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Honey Butter

  • Author: Marty Boyd

Ingredients

  • 1 stick butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Using a hand or stand mixer, whip the butter for about a minute.  Add the remaining ingredients and beat until light and fluffy.