Kumato Tomatoes with Fresh Sliced MozzarellaJune 18, 2014
First off, we are new to the world of Kumato tomatoes. Ted went grocery shopping out on the island Sunday and bought them. They come in a little long cardboard box which is wrapped in a sealed cello bag. The tomatoes are incredibly uniform and are a beautiful greenish to brownish color. At first look, you would think they are unripe and would need to sit for days to ripen. Not is the case with these very unique Kumatoes. Once you slice into them, they are incredibly sweet. Within minutes we were sitting and enjoying them with our lunch. Last night I served them to our friend Jewel who is up from Eugene on business. TPS is out of town for work, so we had a lovely evening catching up. The tomatoes were just so tasty to have with cocktails. I made a Caprese of sorts, but omitted the basil as I really wanted the sweetness of the Kumato to shine through. I added a few pinches of Fleur de Sel to the sliced tomatoes, cut fresh mozzarella, layered the two, then dosed the whole lot with Grove 45 extra virgin olive oil. The tomato juices mixed with the EVOO when you cut into it all was just divine. Really the simplest, simplest thing.