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Simmering tomato sauce for two hours? Here is how I do mine.
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Posted to Thread #3558 at 11:49 pm on Sep 15, 2006
Get a large sheet pan and cover with foil. Wash your toms, cherry, red, yellow, orange, whatever you have or can buy. Cut into same size chunks. Cherry, I leave whole. Throw onto sheet pan. Cut the top off a whole head of garlic, put in corner of pan with the toms. Drizzle all with a good EVOO, sprinkle with coarse salt and freshly gr. pepper. Put in 375 degree oven and roast. Put the pan in the oven so the garlic head is near the oven door. After 30 to 40 min. take the garlic out with tongs and set aside to cool. It should be squishy to the squeeze. Roast toms until they start to brown and the juice from them has mostly evaporated. Squeeze out all the garlic cloves into you food processor, dump in the tomatoes and whirl until smooth. You will have the most wonderful sauce or paste (depending on how much moisture the toms had) to use on everything calling for tomato sauce or pizza sauce. This is awesome. No need to peel the toms either because the food processor takes care of it. Freeze in those cute one cup Zip Lock plastic containers. I made so much of this sauce in 2003, that I did not have to make any for three years. I make it every week during the season with my own toms and the ones I get at the Farmer's market.
This morning, I prepped a sheet pan in less than 15 min. It is so fast and easy!
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Other messages in this thread:
- 3558. ISO Southerners - what do I do with my okra?! It is now... - DawnNYS - 6:33pm on 09/15/06 (20)
- Because it will taste better and probably have less sugar and sodium & because you're a foodie? [NT] - Curious1 - 7:12pm on 09/15/06
- Oh, and I think the okra's probably toast. [NT] - Curious1 - 7:13pm on 09/15/06
- Sounds like they would make a great addition to a funky floral arrangement! just kidding - how bout - Heather_in_SF - 8:17pm on 09/15/06
- It would make a fun wreath [NT] - AngAk - 8:44pm on 09/15/06
- They can be very good for that--spray gold for Christmas. [NT] - pkline - 9:01pm on 09/15/06
- A cajun wreath, the okra sprayed gold,some dry red peppers, garlic, and? craft fair here you come! [NT] - Nan - 9:12pm on 09/15/06
- This is the best use of okra ever imagined. [NT] - Sylvia - 9:48pm on 09/15/06
- LOL [NT] - AngAk - 10:20pm on 09/15/06
- Send a picture to Martha Stewart and maybe you could be on her show! [NT] - AngAk - 10:21pm on 09/15/06
- Should be the only use of okra! [NT] - Heather_in_SF - 10:29pm on 09/15/06
- Oh, I love this idea! The flowers were a pretty yellow, too. ;o) [NT] - DawnNYS - 5:16pm on 09/16/06
- It's toast as someone else said.And do use it in a floral arrangement. And yes, - pkline - 8:33pm on 09/15/06
- Okra is usually woody by the time it grows this big(more) - daricem - 8:36pm on 09/15/06
- Simmering tomato sauce for two hours? Here is how I do mine. - KarenNoCA - 11:49pm on 09/15/06
- This sounds wonderful, Karen! My tomatoes were a disaster this year (new soggy garden) - Joe - 4:49am on 09/16/06
- This sounds great, Karen - thanks for posting! [NT] - Meryl - 5:23am on 09/16/06
- This sounds very good. I used to simmer mine for much shorter, but it... - DawnNYS - 5:20pm on 09/16/06
- 'Tried it last night! I vote for this to be in the Hall of Fame. - DawnNYS - 9:21pm on 09/20/06
- Well around here they paint it up to look like Santa's face & beard.... - Music City Missy - 3:23pm on 09/16/06
- Cute! [NT] - DawnNYS - 5:21pm on 09/16/06