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Tomato petals confit to garnish any dish

Tomato petals sound fancy, and they look pretty good in a dish, but all it takes is a little bit of patience while the oven takes care of the slow-roasting.

We have been making tomato confit recipes in a variety of ways since we started hotel school. It is a great way to preserve fresh tomatoes, but in this recipe, it is obvious, when you take the time to cut petals, these can be used as a garnish to elevate your dish and make it look prettier.

For those who follow us for a longer while now, you know we like to make our dishes look great because seeing is the first impression someone gets before tasting the food, unless they were in the kitchen during preparation.  

The main task in this recipe is cutting the petals, look upon it as extra training for your skills in cutting techniques.

Related: Cherry tomato confit

tomato petals confit

Tomato petals confit

Tomato petals sound fancy, and they look pretty good in a dish.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Condiments, Side dishes, Vegetarian
Cuisine International
Servings 4 people
Calories 37 kcal

EQUIPMENT (click pictures for details)

Baking tray
Chopping board
Chef knife

Ingredients
 
 

  • 600 gr ripe tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme
  • Olive oil

Instructions
 

Peel (monder) the tomatoes

  • Remove the peduncle with the tip of a knife and cross cut the tomato skin.
    cut the petuncle from the tomato
  • Bring a large amount of water to the boil and prepare a bowl filled with iced water. Dip the tomatoes in the boiling water for 10 to 20 seconds then transfer them into the iced water.
  • Easily peel the tomatoes.
    easy peeling of tomatoes
  • Cut the tomatoes into quarters and remove the seeds.
  • Arrange the tomato ‘petals’ on a baking tray. Sprinkle with salt, icing sugar, thyme leaves, and drizzle the olive oil over the tomato petals.
    sprinkle tomatoes with seasoning
  • Bake the tomato petals at 90°C for 30-40 minutes.
    tomato confit petals

Nutrition for 1 portion

Calories: 37kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSodium: 1752mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1333IUVitamin C: 23mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg
Keyword confit, tomato
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2 thoughts on “Tomato petals confit to garnish any dish”

  1. So happy to have photos to illustrate. I didn’t know that the top of the tomato is called a peduncle! I’m excited to try this for my Thanksgiving plating😀

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