These are Kumato Tomatoes, otherwise called Brown Tomatoes, otherwise called Get in My Belly Right Now Or Else I Won’t Feed My Puppy Tomatoes. Just joshin’ about the last part but seriously, I would sacrifice my heart for these tomatoes. (Okay, that’s not serious either.) What is serious about this fruit is that I feel really fancy when I eat just one of them and that’s a priceless thing. These guys are so rich in flavor, it’s almost like tasting a really unique drip coffee or fine wine. That’s a bad analogy but I swear, once you bite into one of these kumatoes, you’ll know what I’m sayin’ even if you’re so confused right now.
The outer shell is crisp, firm and green but looks brown because it seals a red inside. Cut into it and you’re ready to make a masterful caprese salad. Bite into it and eat the whole thing and you won’t be able to make anything but you will be so satisfied with its robust, sweet, earthy, fresh taste that you won’t need to eat an entire bag of dark chocolate M&Ms (not saying you shouldn’t but that’s my vice and that’s why I got some pudge in my tub).
Some people may say this is an heirloom tomato but no, it’s its own breed and it definitely stands alone. Check out this fun kumato sorbet you can make, along with these other crazy recipes. You know what I’m making for dinner, drinks, and dessert tonight.