This is a quick-and-easy version of a traditional recipe called Fire and Ice Tomatoes popular in firehouses. Itís simple to throw together and can be made ahead and left to sit in the fridge while you deal with more pressing things–but it delivers perfect tomato taste every time.
A great way to enjoy those ripe tomatoes!
6 ripe tomatoes, sliced thin
1 red onion, sliced thin
1 green bell pepper, cut into strips
3/4 cup cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon sugar or Succanat
1. Layer the tomatoes, onion, and green pepper in a nonreactive dish.
2. Whisk together the vinegar, black pepper, red pepper flakes, and sugar with 1/4 cup water in a small bowl and pour over vegetables. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight. Serve chilled.
Adapted from Prairie Home Cooking by Judith M. Fertig (Harvard Common Press, 1999). Copyright (c) 1999 by Judith M. Fertig. Reprinted by permission of Harvard Common Press.
Adapted from Prairie Home Cooking by Judith M. Fertig (Harvard Common Press, 1999).