Monday, September 22, 2014

Preserve Your Favourite Tomato Sauce When Tomato Prices Are Low












When tomatoes, and generally vegetable prices are low, basically during summer, it is a good idea to make a large batch of your favourite sauce and jar it in well sterilized jars for quick access. It also helps if you have basil and other herbs growing in your veranda.

Ingredients:

  • Fresh tomatoes puréed. 
  • Multi coloured bell peppers thinly sliced
  • Onions cubed.
  • Garlic passed through the press.
  • Couple of handfuls of fresh basil, torn by hand.
  • Salt, pepper, chili powder, smoked paprika, chili.
  • Some sugar to offset the tomato acidity.
  • Extra virgin olive oil.
Method:
  • Heat oil, stir fry onion till soft.
  • Add garlic and stir till you smell that delicious aroma .
  • Add pepper and stir fry till soft.
  • Add tomato purée.
  • Add sugar.
  • Add spices.
  • Boil, turn down heat to a very slow simmer stirring frequently for one hour.
  • Add water if required but not too much. You need a thick sauce.
  • Turn off heat when time is up.
  • Fill hot sterilized jars with still hot sauce and cover immediately and reverse jar on the work table.
  • Let cool till next day and make sure a vacuum has been obtained.
  • Keep for a few weeks.
Enjoy when you need ready tomato sauce.
Stelio
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