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What to do with all my tomatoes?

Posted Jun 06 2010 5:24am
Those wonderful red goodies are coming out your ears and you don't know what to do? Do your neighbors start running when you start walking towards their door with a grocery sack? You go to the office and find tons in the kitchen with a sing "PLEASE TAKE ME HOME" Tomatoes are a wonderful blessing but they can also seem like a curse. You need to do something with, but you don't have the time you need to do it! Here are some easy ways to use them up and have tomatoes for the wintertime.
Here are a few suggestions on using all the extra tomatoes you will have.
Every week I will add new recipe. ENJOY!!

Fresh from the Vine Tomato Soup
Super fast and easy this is the real stuff like no other you've tasted.


2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
6 beefsteak tomatoes, seeded and chopped
4 ripe Roma tomatoes, chopped
1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
2 cups vegetable stock
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon orange zest


In heavy saucepan, heat oil and cook onions and garlic until tender. Add tomatoes, seasonings, stock, and pepper, and simmer for 20 minutes. Strain soup through a fine strainer.
In clean saucepan, melt butter and add flour; cook and stir for 2-3 minutes. Add 1/2 cup of the tomato mixture; cook and stir until thickened. Add remaining tomato mixture and cook and stir with wire whisk until mixture is hot and slightly thickened. Stir in orange zest and serve.


Fresh Tomato Salsa


2 cups chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup finely diced red onion
1 jalapeno chilie seeds removed, finely minced I like to ware a glove when I chop!
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
salt, pepper to taste
1/2 fresh lime juice


Combine all ingredients and toss gently to mix. Cover and let stand for about 1 hour to blend flavors. I like to use it as a topping on grilled steak or chicken or salmon.


Freezing Tomatoes is easy check it out?


Shrimp and Tomatoes of Love

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