Excess Tomatoes

We are currently harvesting tomatoes faster than we can eat them which is a very pleasant problem to have. The solution to this is simplicity its self. Get out the Ball Blue Book and bottle away. Last year I bottled the last of the tomatoes as chutney which I will do again at the end of the season but until then I am making tomato sauce as the Americans call it or Passata here in Australia.

IMG_0550The recipe is too easy. Just sweat some garlic and onion until clear. Add tomatoes and simmer for 20min. Then puree how ever you like (I did it in a blender), strain out skins and seeds (I didn’t do this as it seemed a shame to give all that yummyness to the chooks), place back in pot with a handful of chopped basil and reduce by half. Then place in hot bottles and bottle in a hot water bottler for 35min. You are supposed to add a tablespoon of lemon juice to each bottle but I forgot so we will see what happens.

With a bit of luck we will get a years worth of passata before the frosts come.

Cheers

Franky

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One Response to Excess Tomatoes

  1. Kirsty says:

    Do you have a good recipe for green toms?

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