Steven Fisher’s Honey Herbed Tomatoes with Balsamic Sauce entry in the Sue Bee Honey Sweet Eats Recipe Contest!

Honey Herbed Tomatoes With Balsamic Sauce
  1. 16 teaspoons plus additional 2 tablespoons Sue BeeĀ® Honey
  2. 8 1 1/2- to 2-inch tomatoes, cut in half
  3. 6 tablespoons quality olive oil
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided in half
  5. 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  6. 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  7. 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  8. 8 tablespoons chicken broth, which will be divided
Garnish Ingredients
  1. 1 small scallion or bunch of chives, finely sliced
  2. 1/4 teaspoon fresh thyme, finely chopped
  3. 1/4 teaspoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  1. Heat large skillet to medium high heat then add olive oil.
  2. Place 16 tomato halves cut side down in hot oil. Lightly salt with 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  3. Fry for 5-6 minutes until lightly browned.
  4. Turn off heat and carefully turn over tomatoes with a large spoon.
  5. Turn on heat to medium and add balsamic vinegar and 6 tablespoons of chicken broth to skillet.
  6. Lightly shake skillet to incorporate chicken broth and vinegar.
  7. Sprinkle tomatoes with additional 1/4 teaspoon salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  8. Squeeze a teaspoon of Sue Bee Honey on the browned cut side of each tomato.
  9. Lightly simmer for an additional 5-7 minutes until tomato halves are soft but still hold their shape.
  10. Remove tomatoes with spoon to a serving dish with cut side up.
  11. Turn heat to medium low and add the other 2 tablespoons of chicken broth (use more if needed to create a syruplike sauce), then add the additional 2 tablespoons of Sue Bee Honey.
  12. Lightly reduce the sauce until it has the correct consistency and pour around the tomatoes, not over them.
  13. Garnish with sliced green onion, fresh thyme and rosemary.
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