If you don't have a smoking gun: lots of aluminium foil, and a frypan
500grams(1 lb) tomatoes| Any type of tomato can be used in this recipe. Egg/Roma and small vine-ripened tomatoes like Campari. My preference is for tomatoes that aren't too large.
Pre-heat oven 165ºC (325ºF). Line a baking tray with baking paper.
Cut tomatoes in half and place on a lined baking tray. Sprinkle with salt and drizzle with olive oil.
Place in a pre-heated oven and bake until they are completely soft and the skins start to wrinkle around the cut edges of the tomatoes.This will take 1 - 2 hours, depending on the size of your tomatoes.
Once roasted remove from the oven and allow to cool on the baking tray.
Place cooled tomatoes still on the baking tray in a large zip lock bag. If you do not have a zip lock bag big enough, place roasted tomatoes in a single layer in a smaller glass or metal container.
Place the rubber hose from the smoking gun into the top of the bag. Zip the bag closed to secure the hose end inside the bag.
Fill the bag with as much smoke as it will take. It's best to do this in an open area as some smoke will escape the bag. Once the bag is full of smoke, quickly remove the smoking gun's rubber hose and seal the bag completely.
Leave the tomatoes to absorb the smoke for around 10 minutes. Once you can clearly see the tomatoes in the bag, it will look like the smoke has disappeared, remove the tomatoes from the bag.Smoked tomatoes will keep up to a week in the fridge in an air-tight container.
GENERAL COOK’S NOTESAll oven temperatures are for a conventional oven, if using fan forced lower the temperature by 20 Deg C (70 Deg F).All measurements are Australian tablespoons and cups. All measures are level, and cups are lightly packed unless specified;
1 teaspoon equals 5ml
1 tablespoon equals 20 ml (Nth America, NZ & UK use 15ml tablespoons)
1 cup equals 250ml (Nth America use 237ml)
4 teaspoons equal 1 tablespoon
I use the below unless specified in my recipes;
Herbs are fresh | Vegetables are of a medium size | Eggs are roughly 60 grams in weight (large) NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION BELOW IS A GUIDE ONLY