Broiled Feta with Garlicky Tomatoes & Capers

Broiled feta with burst cherry tomatoes and capers makes a surprisingly addictive and flavorful spread. Perfect for summer!


1 (8 ounce) block feta cheese
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
10.5 ounces cherry tomatoes, preferably different colors, halved
Scant ¼ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon pepper
Pinch sugar
1½ tablespoons capers, drained

Preheat the broiler and set the oven rack in the top position. Place the feta in a small (1-quart) baking dish and set aside.
Heat the oil in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until lightly golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes, salt, pepper and sugar; cook, stirring frequently, until the tomatoes are softened and starting to burst, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the capers.
Scatter the tomatoes around the feta and broil until the feta is softened and browned on top, 3 to 4 minutes (but keep an eye on it as broilers vary greatly.) Serve warm with bread.