Recipes

Tomato preserves


There tomato paste it is a very simple procedure that allows you to enjoy such a precious and delicious vegetable all year round, especially if it is tomatoes from your own garden. How is it possible? Just take advantage of a small and extraordinary natural phenomenon called Osmosis. Let's see how to store tomatoes, following our recipe step by step.

Tomato preserves, the necessary

  • Medium-sized ripe and firm tomatoes
  • Airtight sterilized jars;
  • A tall and capacious steel pot;
  • Garlic and basil

Tomato preserve, the procedure

  1. Wash the tomatoes well in a basin with cold water then pour them into a pot with boiling water and boil for at least three minutes without touching them.
  2. After the time has elapsed, drain the tomatoes with the help of a slotted spoon and place them in a colander
  3. After a few minutes, start removing the skin: if it has not split by itself, make a small cut with a knife to facilitate the operation.
  4. Then remove the green and hard part at the top, placing the empty pot over it in order to collect all the juice that will inevitably drain from the cut.
  5. Then squeeze the tomato with your hands and let out the seeds and all the water gently without crushing the tomato
  6. After peeling and squeezing the tomatoes, insert them into the jar one against the other until you reach the neck of the jar, pressing well: they must be as tight as possible so as not to leave gaps.
  7. Pour the liquid collected during the squeezing of the tomatoes into each jar, filling it to cover the tomatoes: the tomato juice will thus create an isotonic effect, thanks to the osmotic phenomenon.
  8. Close the jars with their screw cap and place them in a pot with a high edge then cover them entirely with cold water: the water level must exceed the height of the jars by at least 2 cm.
  9. Boil the jars for thirty minutes then turn off the heat and leave the jars in the boiling water until it becomes lukewarm.
  10. Once the water has cooled, remove the jars and dry them with a pano

Yours is ready tomato paste: you can season the tomatoes with garlic and basil if you prefer: they should be placed where you want between one tomato and the next, or you throw it in as it happens.

For storage, just store them in a dark and dry place until ready to open them, then they will be placed in the fridge and consumed within 2 -3 days.

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