A delicious medley of roasted tomatoes, onions, garlic and spices round up the perfect side or vegetarian dish. Known locally as "Tomato Choka," the dish is best serve with any type of flat bread for a delicious breakfast or a satifsying lunch!
Roasted Trinidadian Tomatoes
If you love the acidic zing of tomatoes combined with the smokey aroma of your grill, then this Trinidadian Roasted Tomato recipe is for you. Known colloquially as Tomato Choka, this is one vegetarian dish that compliments any meal or can be served on its own or with flatbread.
5 medium ripe tomatoes
2 cloves garlic finely minced
1 small onion halved then thinly sliced
Salt to taste
Matouk's Trinidad Scorpion Pepper Sauce
Coconut Oil (or any other oil you prefer)
Wash the tomatoes in cool water and pat dry with a cloth and place directly on the grill.
Cook for about 20 minutes until the skin becomes charred and the tomato is soft. Remove tomatoes from the grill and remove the skin.
Place remainder of tomatoes into a bowl and mash with a fork. Make a well in the centre of the tomatoes and place the sliced onions and garlic.
In a separate saucepan, heat the coconut oil until it begins to smoke. Quickly add to the prepared tomato mixture. Mix thoroughly and add salt to taste. Tomato Choka is best served with any type of flat bread.
Remember you do not need to use coconut oil, but we love its distinctive flavour. For extra spice add some roughly chopped scotch bonnet or Trinidadian Scorpion peppers. Can't find them fresh? Then add a drop of our Matouk's Trinidad Scorpion Pepper Sauce!