The best recipe for baked tomatoes. Tomatoes are at their best at the end of summer in August and September when they’ve had a good dose of sun. Use different shapes and sizes for this dish to make it look interesting. Makes a good vegetarian main course for two or a side dish for four.
Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Cut a waist around each tomato with a sharp knife and pack the tomatoes into a shallow baking dish. Pull the leaves off the oregano and sprinkle them over and around the tomatoes, along with the garlic. Pour over a good slug of olive oil and season well. Bake for 35 minutes then sprinkle on the cheese and return to the oven for 10 minutes. Serve with toasted bread.