Sunday, 1 July 2012
The process is much easier now and by using a food processor you don't have to skin the tomatoes and the seeds are pulverized to such an extent that they are not really noticeable in your puree.
Simply thoroughly wash your tomatoes, cut out any bruises or blemishes. quarter and blend in the food processor. Then bring to the boil in a large pan, only partially covered, and simmer for 3-4 hours, whilst stirring occasionally and then more often as it thickens.
Once cooled store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week or freeze in useful batch sizes for up to a year.
So many recipes include tomato puree and you will notice the superior flavour of your homemade puree whether used on a pizza, with pasta dishes or to add a rich colour an flavour to soups and stews.