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TIGERFANZZ
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What to do with all of these homegrown tomatoes???


Garden is spitting out maters' faster than I can eat/give them away. I would like to make some sort of sauce(s) with them, what are some good recipes-I'm up for anything! If this helps, I've got some fresh eggplant & some (green)rabbit/pork sausage that I'm thinking about cooking tonite, so if you have any sauces that would marry well with those ingredients...






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Salmon
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re: What to do with all of these homegrown tomatoes???


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I've got some fresh eggplant


eggplant parm with a classic red sauce?






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Walt OReilly
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re: What to do with all of these homegrown tomatoes???


if they are putting out as much as you're saying then give some to your neighbors, friends, and family

its hard to beat a ham sandwich topped with a fresh sliced tomato though






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CITWTT
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re: What to do with all of these homegrown tomatoes???


Time to work on your canning skills. Marinara, picante sauce, and pico de gallo(just frozen) for starters





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LSUballs
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re: What to do with all of these homegrown tomatoes???


Eat em, give em away or put em up. Make a bunch of salsa and/or tomater relish and can it. Boil, chill, peel, vacuum seal and freeze.





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littlemslouie
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re: What to do with all of these homegrown tomatoes???


I made some homemade salsa with mine & still gave a bunch away. I just googled homemade salsa & found a good recipe, but I don't have it at hand right now or I'd share.





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Ariel
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re: What to do with all of these homegrown tomatoes???


Last year I had so many tomatoes that I went looking for recipes. I found this one for tomato soup. I love it, and it's so fast to make. In fact, I often double it.

4 cups chopped fresh tomatoes
1 onion, sliced
4 whole cloves (optional)
2 cups chicken broth
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons white sugar, or to taste


DIRECTIONS
1.In a stockpot, over medium heat, combine the tomatoes, onion, cloves, and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, and gently boil for about 20 minutes to blend all of the flavors. Remove from heat and blend in blender on high speed.

2.In the now empty stockpot, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour to make a roux (thickening agent, like you are making gravy), cooking until the roux it is a medium brown. Gradually whisk in a bit of the tomato mixture, so that no lumps form, then stir in the rest. Season with sugar and salt.






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Tigerpaw123
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re: What to do with all of these homegrown tomatoes???


BLT's





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Gris Gris
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re: What to do with all of these homegrown tomatoes???


My grandmother's ketchup recipe is either in the recipe book or in the stickied thread at the top of the page. It's been a few years since I made it, but it is very different from Heinz and tasty. We never used it on fries. We used it on peas a lot growing up. Sounds strange, but it was so darn good. When we made it last, the relatives were begging for a bottle.





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tetu
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re: What to do with all of these homegrown tomatoes???


Give them to count so he take a break from hopping fences.





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eleventy
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re: What to do with all of these homegrown tomatoes???


I make a very simple tomato sauce out of our Romas, and freeze it by the quart. Just onion, garlic and tomato (peeled and seeded). This way I can thaw it, season it appropriately to what I am cooking (pretty much everything I cook has onion and garlic) and use it for tons of stuff all year. This has worked for me for several years now.

About to start a huge batch right now.

I also can them whole, but the sauce is quicker.






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bdevill
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If you cook the tomatoes and jar the sauce.. Try a dish of veal meatballs, topped with marinara and mozarella and parmesan cheeses, served as an appetizer or entree. Outstanding.







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Nawlens Gator
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Boil (1 min), chill in water, peel, puree in blender, seal in quart ziplocks with air removed (with a straw), and freeze.








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GeauxldMember
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Canned Tomatoes
Tomato Paste
Sun-dried Tomatoes






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GRIZZ
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re: What to do with all of these homegrown tomatoes???


make salsa and freeze it. will last a very long time. friend of mine at work froze it in 1/2 gal simply orange juice bottles. she thaws one a week and brings it in. good stuff. she must have 2 dozen of them.


This post was edited on 6/7 at 3:38 pm


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trillhog
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re: What to do with all of these homegrown tomatoes???


fried green tomatoes





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TigerstuckinMS
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re: What to do with all of these homegrown tomatoes???


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BLT's


/thread

When tomatoes are in season and you can get them fully ripe off the vine, BLT is the first option. Today I had a vine ripe tomato so big that one slice covered the entire piece of bread. It made for good BLT, then sliced later with a sprinkle of kosher salt made for a great snack.

After that, MARINARA, MARINARA, MARINARA. Make shittons of it, and freeze. It makes for a great quick and easy meal down the line. Defrost, pan fry the meat du jour, deglaze with the marinara, then toss with pasta. Dinner.

EDIT: That should've been deglaze with a little white wine, add the marinara, then toss with pasta.

I may have been feeling no pain when I wrote that.



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bingo
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re: What to do with all of these homegrown tomatoes???


if you have any paste tomatoes, sun dry or oven dry and freeze them in a little olive oil





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ruzil
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re: What to do with all of these homegrown tomatoes???


Tomato Pie

Ingredients
4 tomatoes, peeled and sliced
10 fresh basil leaves, chopped
1/2 cup chopped green onion
1 (9-inch) prebaked deep dish pie shell
1 cup grated mozzarella
1 cup grated cheddar
1 cup mayonnaise
Salt and pepper
Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Place the tomatoes in a colander in the sink in 1 layer. Sprinkle with salt and allow to drain for 10 minutes.

Layer the tomato slices, basil, and onion in pie shell. Season with salt and pepper. Combine the grated cheeses and mayonnaise together. Spread mixture on top of the tomatoes and bake for 30 minutes or until lightly browned.

To serve, cut into slices and serve warm.






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