Monday, 14 February 2011

Home made Tomato Puree

What could be better - tomatoes fresh off the plant - and so easy!

I take as many tomatoes as I have and place them in a microwavable bowl - make a cut in each tomato and put a few sticks of celery and/or a couple of carrots with them.  I also like to use a couple of lime leaves and a bay leaf.

Microwave on high for 25 minutes.  Give them a stir and then cook again for 15 minutes.

Remove from the microwave and let cool. Season to taste with salt and pepper - and add a top of port - this makes all the difference!  Do not add garlic - do this when you use the sauce or your puree will taste rancid.

Then liquidise!  There you have it!  Freezer and enjoy when there are no tomatoes in the garden.

I have also added chillies as well to make a chilli tomato sauce for pasta - wonderful!


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