Monday, June 4, 2012

Tomato Ariosto





A few weeks ago I received a package with seasoning from Ariosto. The intriguing aroma of herbs perfumed my kitchen before I opened the package. I loved it from the first smell. Then I tasted each of all five seasoningsfor roasted and fried potatoes; for roasted meats/grilled chicken; for tomato  sauces; for oven cooked or BBQ Fish; and Garlic and dry chili.



Such ingredients as rosemary, juniper, basil, marjoram, parsley, coriander, laurel (bay leaf), sage set me in my cooking mode. 
I had some fresh tomatoes and was eager to try the first seasoning (for tomato sauces).  





Roasted tomatoes

2 lb (1 kg) tomatoes
4 tbsp olive oil
3-4 cloves garlic, sliced
1 teaspoon Ariosto seasoning for tomato sauces

Preheat oven to 375F (190C).
Cut tomatoes in half, place in a baking dish with 3 tbsp olive oil and sliced garlic. 
Sprinkle tomatoes with Ariosto seasoning and drizzle with remaining olive.
Bake for 60 minutes.



Serve on a toast with fresh basil to enjoy the flavor. 


Source


The Ariosto seasoning has my five stars, this is a keeper. Herbs and salt are balanced well without overpowering each other. 
I used the seasoning in another dishes, and also made a salad dressing with it. Because this seasoning has both salt and herbs, sodium content in food is lower, but the taste is reach and flavorful. 


*I received a free samples to review from the Ariosto. All thoughts and opinions stated in this post are 100% mine.


See you,
Marina








48 comments:

  1. Roast tomatoes are great! I've not heard of Ariosto seasonings - sound like they are a winner. I'll have to look for them. Thanks for the heads up!

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    1. You are most welcome! Roasted tomatoes are great, I've been using it in many dishes and everything comes out delicious.

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  2. This is pretty much my perfect lunch!

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    1. for me it works as breakfast and dinner also! :)

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  3. Mmm... looks yummy! I do know Ariosto too and it is very handy to have in the kitchen. Have a nice week X

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    1. Thanks Alida! Yes, having an universal seasoning in the kitchen is very handy, helps me a lot. :)

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  4. Like your rosted tomatoes. I too never heard of Ariosto seasonings, did you check out the list of ingredients?

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    1. Hi Norma, yes, I did check the ingredients, and it doesn't have any artificial flavorings. Smells very good too, well smells like an herb garden. :)

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  5. Your pictures are getting best from better.

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    1. Thanks Balvinder! I am still learning to use my camera, 1000 shots, and maybe one photo. :)

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  6. There are few things I enjoy more than roasted tomatoes.

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  7. I have to admit I am not a tomato fan so I've never tried this. But my hubby is so I want to try this out. He'd love it. Your photos are gorgeous. That second shot is just wonderful.

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    1. Kim, if he likes tomatoes, he would love this for sure. Today my husband asked me where is that tasty sauce he puts on everything... I make it every other day, and it's better when it cools down. :)Hope you make it for your hubby!

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  8. I love tomatoes but sometimes they lack flavour. This would definitely help at those times! :)

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    1. I hear you, and this method, I think, really enhances the flavor of tomatoes, especially if you leave it after baking over night in the refrigerator. :)

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  9. If I see some of this seasonning I'll remember from you that is good! Your tomatoes looks really good!

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    1. Thanks Kim, yes, I like this seasoning as a go to option, it has a balanced herb combination.

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  10. When I see a clove of garlic on top...I know I will love it! Great recipe! Thanks!

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    1. I am the same Diane! Garlic makes everything taste better. :)

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  11. I love a good roasted tomato. It just makes me happy and this dish makes me really happy!

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    1. And it makes me happy for you! :)

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  12. Your roasted tomatoes are gorgeous, such beautiful tomatoes, and a wonderful herb seasoning. Your photos have gotten gigantic...really great photos, but I would reduce the size a "tad bit!"

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    1. Thanks Elisabeth. Thanks for the heads up on photos too. I am working on it, trying to find the right proportion. Because the size of photo is very huge I have to shrink it for the blog, but keeping in mind my parents who have hard time looking at a smaller photos. :) Be patient, please as I am working on finding that perfect setting. :)

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  13. When I start harvesting my heirloom tomatoes, I must try this. Great photos especially the second. It looks like I can touch the screen and pick up the tomato.

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    1. Thank you Karen! you comment is a music to my ear and one of the best compliments for an amateur photographer. :)

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  14. Such beautiful photos and your tomatoes sound delish!

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    1. Thanks! Roasted tomatoes became our favorite go to snacks this summer. :)

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  15. yum, yum. What a pity I don't have access to such ariosto seasoning, because it sounds very interesting

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    1. Keep your eyes open, maybe you'll find it somewhere. You can use any other herb seasonings for this tomatoes as well, or just bake it with basil, rosemary and thyme. :)

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  16. Marina, this looks fantastic, I love tomatoes. I haven't heard of these spices but they do sound tasty. Love those photos, girl, I am ready for the one on toast, LOL.

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    1. Thanks Suzi, I am glad you like it! I love tomatoes too, in any shape and form! :)

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  17. These tomatoes look really addictive! I don't eat them raw but roasted well I love them!

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    1. You've got it: they are addictive, it is our go to snack this summer! :)

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  18. Your writing is very good, very easy to find my core advice that you convey, thank you

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  19. This looks so delicious! I love tomatoes any form :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  20. looks so juicy and tempting...lovely snaps!

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  21. Beautiful photography .... I'd like to try the spice blend sometime

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  22. thanks so much for stopping by my website so that I could drool over your gorgeous pictures. I will have to keep a look out for that spice. Take Care and look forward to keeping in touch. BAM

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    1. Thank you! I am glad you enjoyed this post. Happy to have you here! :)

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