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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

tomato fix


T
omatoes are not at their peak right now but that shouldnt stop you from getting creative in your approach to them. I took some average hot house tomatoes and I sliced them pretty thick, salted them up and dried them out.



The flavor intensifies in these dried babies and mixed with a little olive oil and some pasta produces an amazing and simple dish, summer flavor without the summer.



If you cant let go of winter then a simple soup of these tomatoes, potatoes, and some thin sliced beef make a hearty and filling soup that is also oh so very light.

24 comments:

5 Star Foodie said...

What a great idea to dry the tomatoes! I love tomatoes anytime.

Emily said...

The tomatoes look delicious!

ap said...

Did you know salsa is the perfect food?

doggybloggy said...

5 star: it really adds a flavor punch to soups and pastas

emily: they do look pretty dont they?

ap: is it? is there a protein in there somewhere?

kang at LE said...

Can summer not come earlier?

Spin said...

I love tomatoes! How long does it take to dry them? Did you have to add salt more then once.
Yum yum

buffalodick said...

Dry them in the dehydrator? I got another dehydrator from my eldest for Christmas... problem is I never recieved it! Lost in shipping, I guess...

TavoLini said...

mmm! I love tomatoes--I've been going nuts on the canned ones recently. I can't wait for summer to return...

Cate said...

I can't wait until it's tomato season already ... be gone, winter, be gone!

doggybloggy said...

kang: hey its summer in australia - does that help?

spin: depends on how salty you wan them - 4 hours or so

buff: yup the dehydrator - too bad you have one missing - I need to get extra racks for mine.

tavolini: well these are nothing like a fresh summer tomato but they are doing the job now - I have some in olive oil that are from the summer.

cate: I am with you on that - maybe if we all chant loud enough it will work...

Harmony said...

That looks wonderful! Your tomoatoes look great...the color is outstanding!

Marjie said...

Broiled tomatoes are excellent, too! Even with the crummy hothouse tomatoes, heat releases flavor!

ap said...

You need deep-fried tortilla chips with which to scoop the salsa - that's the protein.

Beth said...

these look FABULOUS!!!! I use my sun dried oil all the time and it is so yummy!!!

you give good head Dog...oops! I mean, IDEAS!!! ;)

Stacey Snacks said...

I love my tomatoes too much, can't buy anything but cherry tomatoes in the winter, which are always dependable and sweet.
I roast them for sauces and pop em in whole!
I need a dehydrator, deli meat slicer and panini press! The list keeps growing!

Anette said...

What do you think,could I dry them on low heat in my oven for hours?

The Blonde Duck said...

I say tomato you say tomato...

doggybloggy said...

harmony: these are fake tomatoes......just kidding

ap: maybe together they form a protein

beth: I still have some of my oil from the summer too - its good isnt it?

stacey: cherry and sometimes roma tomatoes - plus those holland tomatoes for 5 bucks a pound are usually good too.

anette: you could and it works thats what beth did..

TBD: how do you know?

Just telling it like it is said...

MMM makes my mouth water..
I love tomatoes...

Jeanne said...

Something about being in the dead of winter that makes me crave the taste of tomatoes....

doggybloggy said...

just telling: good stuff right?

jeanne: its the taste of sunshine....

Tanya Kristine said...

me loves tomatoes.

Chef E said...

Yeah Tomatoes!!! anyway I can get'em...

Anonymous said...

...please where can I buy a unicorn?

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