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This year I have chosen tomatoes as my cancer fighting food. They are considered one of the most powerful foods for fighting cancer. They are most effective when cooked. This recipe is a favourite of mine. I love to watch everyone sitting around the table mopping up the leftover juices with chunks of crusty bread.
Tomatoes are rich in antioxidants especially vitamin C and ‘lycopene'. Antioxidants protect the body from cell and tissue damage, which is caused by harmful molecules called free radicals. Cooking tomatoes in foods such as spaghetti sauce can actually boost their ability to fight cancers. - Gordon Lynch - Associate Professor and Reader in Physiology at the University of Melbourne Gordon
This recipe was a favourite of the painter Paul Cezanne.
- 9 tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons salt ( I use Maldon)
- 4 garlic cloves
- 1 bunch flat leaf parsley
- freshly ground black pepper
- 4 tablespoons oil
- 3 tablespoons fresh bread crumbs
- Preheat the oven to 200C/400F
- Cut tomatoes in half
- Sprinkle the salt over the tomato halves, lay them salt side down on a rack over a dish and allow to drain
- After 10 minutes squeeze them gently to remove excess water and seeds
- Spray a baking dish with oil. It should be large enough to hold all 18 tomatoe halves
- Peel, crush and finely chop the garlic
- Remove parsley from the stalks and chop the leaves finely
- Mix garlic, parsley and pepper together
- Arrange tomato halves in dish and spread mixture over each tomato half
- Pour a generous helping of olive oil over tomatoes
- Sprinkle with fresh breadcrumbs
- Place in preheated oven and bake for 20 - 25 minutes, keeping a watchful eye to prevent burning.
- Serve with lots of bread to mop up the juices