I’ve been wanting to try this recipe all summer. Several of my favorite blogs had posted it over the past couple of months and everyone raved about it. We had it for dinner earlier this week, and I can finally say I see what all the hype was about. It’s great because I usually have most of the ingredients on hand, so I could see it being a “go to” meal when other dinner plans did not pan out for whatever reason (which happens fairly often around here). I also have an over abundance of fresh oregano and marjoram in my herb garden right now that I’m trying to use up before we get our first frost in a month or so.

The dish was a breeze to put together. I did make a few changes from the original recipe. Since Hurricane Irene pretty much did away with the vegetable garden, I had to buy cherry tomatoes…and, they just weren’t the best. They diddn’t release very much liquid when they burst open, so I added some vermouth to help compensate and deglaze the pan. It imparted a definite flavor into the pan sauce, which wasn’t a bad thing. However, I felt like it distracted from the flavor of the tomatoes a bit. I’m looking forward to trying this dish again soon with some better quality tomatoes. I would play it by ear, and if you feel like you need a little more liquid, add a splash of white wine.

8 Comments

  1. Posted September 15, 2011 at 7:11 PM | Permalink

    This looks soooo good. I love cooking cherry tomatoes until they burst like that. Sounds like a great late summer dinner!

  2. Posted September 15, 2011 at 8:40 PM | Permalink

    I love this dish. perfectly easy and the flavors are amazing!

  3. Posted September 15, 2011 at 10:16 PM | Permalink

    I saw this in Bon Apetit and it stuck out to me as well. I love the pan sauce in this – looks great!

  4. Posted September 16, 2011 at 1:19 AM | Permalink

    An interesting recipe.I like it.

  5. Posted September 16, 2011 at 5:26 AM | Permalink

    I wish my go to dishes looked this gorgeous. Yum!

  6. Posted September 17, 2011 at 10:37 AM | Permalink

    I’ve been seeing this recipe so many places, and I’ve just got to give it a try!! Looks amazing! The only thing holding me back is that my boyfriend does not like tomatoes, so I’ll have to find another group to cook it for… I guess I can always invite myself over to my parent’s house 🙂

  7. Posted September 17, 2011 at 11:41 PM | Permalink

    This looks like the perfect end of summer meal!!

  8. Posted September 21, 2011 at 5:56 PM | Permalink

    Mmmm, this looks good 🙂 love how it looks a bit unique because of the whole tomatoes.

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