Grilled Or Broiled Tomatoes



  1. Prepare a grill or turn on the broiler; medium-high and the rack 4 inches from the fire.
  2. Core the tomatoes and cut each horizontally into 3 or 4 thick slices.
  3. Spread them out on a baking sheet, drizzle or brush with the olive oil, turning to coat them all over, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. The goal is to end up with tomatoes that are slightly charred and soft but not mushy.
  5. To serve, transfer the tomatoes to a serving platter or individual plates, sprinkle with the cheese, and serve hot, warm, or at room temperature.