This is a first.
To the best of my knowledge I have never posted a 2 ingredient recipe before.
It will probably create all sorts of problems with Google’s algorithms – I can almost see the emails now: Recipe missing ingredients, ….
I actually thought I had posted this before. Faced with a counter full of regular tomatoes and a basket full of cherry tomatoes I decided today was a kitchen day.
I put water on to boil for the big ones and decided to make sauce out of the little ones. I went to my blog to check the quantities. I couldn’t find the recipe.
I managed to track it down and decided I should post it – both for myself for next year and for the rest of the world facing a glut of cherry tomatoes right now.
Luckily I found this small bags tucked away.
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Cherry Tomato Sauce
This is a great way to use up a surplus of cherry tomatoes. Freeze it for a taste of summer when the cold weather hits. 20oz (600gr) of tomatoes yields 12 – 13oz (375 – 400gr) of sauce. I had a mix of red and yellow tomatoes.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- Category: Sauce
- 20oz (600gr) cherry tomatoes, cut in half
- 3 tbs butter
- Sauté the cherry tomatoes in butter over medium heat until they are almost dry, 20 – 25 minutes.
- Remove from heat and purée on high speed until smooth.
- Use within a few days or freeze.
The tomatoes will produce a lot of liquid initially. Keep cooking until 75% of it has cooked off.
Keywords: cherry tomatoes, tomato sauce
This sauce is quite thick and very intensely flavored. I freeze it in 6oz (175gr) bags or smaller.
The long cooking makes the skins soft enough to be puréed completely. I have tried adding cherry tomatoes to regular tomatoes for soups and / or sauces and some of the skins always roll up and turn into sharp needles that refuse to cook or be pulverized. For some reason unknown to me (but appreciated) this seems to work.
In addition to this I made 4 litres of tomato soup, put 5 bags of chopped tomatoes in the freezer and have a big bowl of cucumber salad waiting to be finished.
Then I went out and picked another big basket of tomatoes.
I had my usual tomato sandwich for breakfast and we’re having pizza with fresh tomatoes for dinner tonight
‘Tis the season…..