Smoky, sweet and cheesy in one fell swoop.Gather Journal Roasted Tomatoes with Ash Cheese
A generous dash of Pimentón, a Spanish smoked paprika (we favor the hot variety) gives clusters of blistered sweet tomatoes a shroud of spicy smoke that, when paired with an oozing mound of ashy goat cheese and chunks of superficially burnt bread, has a near-narcotic effect on the palate. Just try to tear yourself away.
Preheat oven to 375°F. Cook shallot, garlic, and Pimentón in oil in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring, until softened, about 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, piquillo peppers, and ½ tsp each of salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes are bursting and juicy, about 6 minutes.
Transfer mixture to a 1½-to 2-qt shallow baking dish and nestle in the cheese. Bake until cheese is meltingly soft and heated through, about 10 minutes. Tomatoes can be sautéed hours ahead and then just baked before serving.