Rachel Saunders started it. We were lucky enough to have the founder of Blue Chair Fruit Company visit our Test Kitchen, and of all the preserves we sampled, the Early Girl Tomato Marmalade captured our imagination the most. Food Editor Rebekah Peppler reflected on ways to incorporate the jam into recipes and couldn't get her mind out of the liquor cabinet. Inspired by the jam's concentrated taste, Peppler created a Bloody Mary-inspired cure to sprinkle over halved plum tomatoes before roasting them. The tomatoes emerge from the oven shriveled and stunning, a preseason warm-up to summer and an ideal accompaniment to scrambled eggs, salad or a BLT. Vodka shooter, optional.
Bloody Mary TomatoesRecipe from the Tasting Table Test Kitchen
Yield: Make 1 1/4 cups
Cook Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes