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Megan's Tomato Passata
« on: November 07, 2009, 04:12:17 am »
This is delicious. It's one that can either be used straight away or canned in jars and kept in the cupboard for up to 6 months.

Megan's Tomato Passata

2kg very ripe tomatoes
good slug or two olive oil
Sea Salt

1 large brown onion
2 cloves garlic
1 Tbsp olive oil
3 bay leaves
handful fresh marjoram, rosemary, oregano, sage (or two tsp dried Italian herbs)
pepper

Preheat oven to 180° C.

Cut core from tomatoes and place in baking dish. Pour over oil and sprinkle with sea salt. Roast for 30 minutes until soft and skin is loose.
Meanwhile, chop onion and garlic in  *: . Add olive oil and sauté on 100°, speed 3 for about 5 or 6 minutes until soft.
Remove tomatoes from oven. Cool slightly and peel away skin. Pour tomatoes and juice into  *:  and add herbs. Cook on Varoma, speed 2 - 3 for 30 minutes, NO mc, or until reduced. Test for seasoning and if necessary.
Pour hot sauce into sterilised jars with popping lids or canning jars and seal. Place in a pot and pour cold water in to come ˝ way up the jars. Bring to boil and boil for 10 minutes.  Leave in pot until cool. Lids will pop down if sealed correctly.
Keeps for 6 months in the cupboard.

« Last Edit: November 08, 2009, 11:40:52 am by meganjane »
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Re: Megan's Tomato Passata
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2009, 04:28:38 am »
I like the sound of this, thanks MeganJane.  ;D

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Re: Megan's Tomato Passata
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2009, 07:31:13 am »
Whoopee. I've just been given a heap of tomatoes by a friend, guess what I'm going to make-if I can find the jars. DH keeps nicking them for his olives.
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Re: Megan's Tomato Passata
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2009, 06:38:25 am »
Thanks MJ - that's not a very Italian name you've got, but the passata sounds buonissima  :-*
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Re: Megan's Tomato Passata
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2009, 11:49:31 am »
Thanks MJ - that's not a very Italian name you've got, but the passata sounds buonissima  :-*
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I know a few Italian words as I teach Italian to the Pre-Primary to Year 2 class here. LOVE the language and hope to go to Italy one day!
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Re: Megan's Tomato Passata
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2009, 01:58:08 am »
Thanks so much.  It will be such a helpful thing to have on hand as so many recipes call for it.

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Re: Megan's Tomato Passata
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2009, 03:56:26 am »

I know a few Italian words as I teach Italian to the Pre-Primary to Year 2 class here. LOVE the language and hope to go to Italy one day!

Magari - forse uno giorno - mi paice Italia e parlo italiano un po' - would love to really be able to speak the language.
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Re: Megan's Tomato Passata
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2009, 09:33:31 am »
MJ is this a tomato paste ie to be used if a recipe calls for 2 tablespoons of tomato paste? Or a tomato sauce main base to mix into pasta?
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Re: Megan's Tomato Passata
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2009, 01:43:27 pm »
No, not a paste, a sauce. You can make it much richer by adding tomato paste if you want!

Unfortunately, as far as the Italian language goes - So solo delle parole, nessune frasi...
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Re: Megan's Tomato Passata
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2009, 08:47:34 am »
Non ti preoccupare - Don't worry - your food speaks many languages.  :-*
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Re: Megan's Tomato Passata
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2009, 07:24:41 am »
Got the tomatoes in the oven now.  I invested in a new "toy" the other day - a strawberry huller.  It looks like a tiny melon baller.  It is perfect for coring tomatoes as well.  At $4.95, a great little stocking stuffer for cooks.
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Re: Megan's Tomato Passata
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2009, 08:44:11 am »
Have you tried freezing it?  Just seems simpler than sterilising jars, and I've got plenty of suitable freezer containers.
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Re: Megan's Tomato Passata
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2009, 03:15:45 pm »
It should freeze fine. I just have more pantry room than freezer room, which is why I chose to can it. I also 'lose' things in the freezer....
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Re: Megan's Tomato Passata
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2009, 09:48:13 pm »
I forgot to ask, mine was splattering everywhere and made quite a mess, so I only cooked it for half the time.  Does yours do that?
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Re: Megan's Tomato Passata
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2009, 11:44:36 pm »
They usually do - place the basket from inside the TMX upside down over the lid opening and then a clean Chux or similar over that to catch the spatters.
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