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    • zcrat41
    • By zcrat41 1st Aug 18, 8:31 PM
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    Glut of tomatoes - meal suggestions please!
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    • 1st Aug 18, 8:31 PM
    Glut of tomatoes - meal suggestions please! 1st Aug 18 at 8:31 PM
    So far this week weíve had tomato salad. Lots of tomatoes with sandwiches and spaghetti in a tomato sauce.

    Any other suggestions please? I havenít really got time to roast them up into a passatta
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    • caronc
    • By caronc 1st Aug 18, 8:58 PM
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    If you have a freezer they freeze very well. Open freeze if you can, they are easy to skin when frozen and pop in a bag use as required instead of tinned.
    If wanting fresh - salsa uses quite a few and is pretty versatile.

    Tomato soup can use loads.
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    • elsien
    • By elsien 1st Aug 18, 9:06 PM
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    Base for a curry? Or a salsa to go on the side.
    Fry up with cooked tomatoes.
    I'd also say freeze some for another time.
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    • jk0
    • By jk0 1st Aug 18, 9:08 PM
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    Make up spaghetti sauce and freeze in portion bags.
    • sooty&sweep
    • By sooty&sweep 1st Aug 18, 9:22 PM
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    Tomato tart

    Sheet of puff pastry & use a sharp knife to score a border around the edge of the pastry sheet. Use a fork to !!!!! the remainder of the pastry sheet.

    You must put the pastry on a metal baking tray

    Spread some pesto over the central part of the pastry sheet & then thinly tomatoes & layer the tomato over the pesto. Grinding of salt & pepper.

    Bake in a hot oven until the edge & eat fresh.

    You can garnish with fresh basil & grated parmesan.

    You can make individual tarts if you prefer.

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    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 1st Aug 18, 10:05 PM
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    HM tomato ketchup is great if you have the time to make it. Otherwise I'd stew them lightly and freeze.
    • frugalmacdugal
    • By frugalmacdugal 2nd Aug 18, 5:12 AM
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    home made tomato soup, don't forget to add basil, and some chilli, if you like it nippy.
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    • zcrat41
    • By zcrat41 2nd Aug 18, 8:00 AM
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    Thank you so much. Some fab ideas here. I didnít realise you could freeze them either!
    • LameWolf
    • By LameWolf 2nd Aug 18, 2:34 PM
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    When I had a glut of cherry toms a few years back I cut loads in half and open froze the halves - that way they were ready and waiting to be put on top of HM pizza.
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    • Wicked Lady
    • By Wicked Lady 2nd Aug 18, 2:47 PM
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    There are also various online recipes for drying them in the oven and then either freezing or preserving in olive oil, ready to use later.

    • TiredTrophy
    • By TiredTrophy 2nd Aug 18, 3:23 PM
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    Chutney?...great as christmas presents
    • -taff
    • By -taff 2nd Aug 18, 3:59 PM
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    you don't need to roast them for passatta. Boil them, puree them [if you puree the skins you end up with a thicker sauce, better for you too], cook them down again. Job done.
    • Living proof
    • By Living proof 2nd Aug 18, 4:16 PM
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    I open-froze about 120 cherry tomatoes earlier. Once the bigger ones and the plums mature I will probably puree down with some garlic and basil for use over the next few months. Then there are all the plants on the allotment - those that have stayed upright, that is!
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    • Primrose
    • By Primrose 2nd Aug 18, 6:56 PM
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    Fried tomatoes.
    Just chop them into quarters and fry until soft and the juices start to run. Sprinkle with a little grated cheddar cheese and serve with crusty bread. . Sun ripened tomatoes are delicious like this on their own. If you want a little more flavour fry a finely chopped onion in the pan first or add a sprinkle of fresh oregano or basil herbs for a Mediterranean flavour.

    To make tomato puree for the freezer, to use as a base for Spaghetti bolognese type sauces, chop tomatoes & onions and fry for about 15 minutes until gloopy. Zapp with a stick blender or in a food processor to make tomato purree and bag up in convenient size portions for the freezer.

    Alternatively fry them with onions, a sprinkling of favourite herbs and a little water to loosen the mixture , then zapp with a stick blender to turn into tomato soup which you can freeze in one pint plastic milk bottles (which will make two good servings).

    I'm currently getting a glut of small cherry tomatoes from my tumbling tomato plants, I'm just bagging them up whole for the freezer as they come in useful in winter for adding to vegetables soups and various meat casserole mixtures.
    Last edited by Primrose; 02-08-2018 at 7:01 PM.
    • Need2bthrifty
    • By Need2bthrifty 3rd Aug 18, 9:25 AM
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    This is really nice
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    • zcrat41
    • By zcrat41 10th Aug 18, 6:20 AM
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    We had the tomato tart Sooty&Sweep suggested last night and it was delicious. Thank you.
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    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 10th Aug 18, 11:07 PM
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    Freeze whole ready to put into stews, curries later in the year.

    Chop and place in the microwave with onion, garlic and basil. Cook for around 20 minutes. Then whizz up - hey presto pasta sauce. You ca n add courgette, peppers and or chilli to it for different types. (it also tastes very nice on a pizza base)

    Delia Smith tomato and basil soup is delicious and uses kg of tomatoes in one hit.


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