Grape Tomatoes With Onion, Bacon & Sage

5
Servings
5m
Prep Time
20m
Cook Time
25m
Ready In


"By Zurie. My review for this recipe"This is probably the most delicious tomato dish of my life! The combination of flavors is fantastic; the sweetness of the onions with the saltiness of the bacon, the juicy tomatoes and most important, the sage... I wish I was a writer to be able to describe this incredible dish. Thank you so much Zurie for sharing this with the world." That much I like it!"

Original recipe yields 5 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (228.8 g)
  • Calories 302.1
  • Total Fat - 21.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5 g
  • Cholesterol - 27.3 mg
  • Sodium - 1025.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 17.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.3 g
  • Sugars - 9.6 g
  • Protein - 11.5 g
  • Calcium - 71.6 mg
  • Iron - 1.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 29.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

I used my wok to make this, on high heat.Clean and chop the onion, heat the oil well, and add the onion bits. Stir and let fry.Chop up the bacon and separate the pieces if necessary.

Step 2

Fry the onion until it reduces and becomes a little transparent. Use a high heat, but do stir often to prevent burning. Then add the bacon pieces but don't let them stick together. Stir the whole lot a few times.After 5 minutes at high heat the bacon will be cooked. Add the balsamic vinegar and sugar, and stir well.

Step 3

Rinse the grape tomatoes and measure 2 generous cups (500 ml).Add the tomatoes to the pan or wok, and stir. Add enough salt -- sea salt flakes are really the nicest.Stir a few times until some of the tomatoes wrinkle and catch, then turn off the heat.

Step 4

Add the chopped sage leaves (sage complements the bacon and is a flavor difference from the usual basil). Stir through well. Pull off heat, and decant into a warmed serving dish.

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Tisme

I used rind less bacon pieces from the deli for this recipe and fresh home grown tomatoes and sage. I think I should have cooked the tomatoes a little longer, or maybe it was because they were ripe but when we cut into them little squirts of tomato went everywhere.....lol It made for and entertaining dinner not to mention interesting conversation! A lovely and different way to serve tomatoes, with great flavours. I must say that the sage adds wonderful depth to this dish. I don't think you could substitute (or leave out) the sage and get the same great flavours. I think it is a must in this recipe. A lovely recipe to serve on its own or as a side.

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(28 Mar 2015)