We have definitely had a late summer around here. The tomatoes are finally beginning to ripen and are available at the farmer's markets. I never thought it would happen.
There is nothing better than a fresh, juicy tomato, but when you saute them delicately with some onions and white wine...they become even more magical. Each bite bursts with flavor and becomes a wonderful complement to any meal. The capers really add a lot to the dish, don't leave them out!
I hope you enjoy these as much as we did, they made us feel like summer is never going to end.
Late Summer Sauteed Tomatoes with Sweet & Savory Onions
1 Tablespoon olive oil
4 shallots, sliced
1 small vidalia sweet onion, sliced
2 pints grape tomatoes
Kosher salt and black pepper
1/2 cup dry white wine (we used our Pinot Blanc)
2 Tablespoons capers
Heat your oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and cook about 5 minutes, or until they are softened and showing a little browning on the edges.
Add the tomatoes, 1 teaspoon Kosher salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Stir the pan until four or five of the tomatoes began to burst open. This could take 3-5 minutes.
Add the wine and continue to cook until almost evaporated, another 5 minutes. Stir in the capers.
Serve slightly warm or room temperature.
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