To my oh so talented chefs among us, please help. I had ambitions about eating only salads and protein for dinner last week. Bought a lot of tomatoes. Next day came down with the flu and only wanted chicken soup for dinner. So have some over ripe tomatoe I could use for marinara but too busy to deal with this next two nights. Can I just put these tomatoes in a zip lock and freeze until next weekend when I have more time to deal with food prep?
Any other good recipes I could use to add these tomatoes to?
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Not sure about that, but since I eat salad for my main meal most of the time, I switched from regular tomatoes to grape tomatoes. They are more convenient for me, and seem to last longer than regular tomatoes. I also got the Rubbermaid vege and fruit containers with the vent in the lid and raised section on the bottom that keeps things fresher longer , especially lettuce
Yes you can. The skin peels off pretty easily after they are frozen. Buzz them up or just cook them down for your marinara. A nice tomato soup is pretty easy too. Onions, celery, peppers, cilantro or parsley, salt and pepper, some herbs if you have some. All in the blender together. Eat it as a cold gazpacho topped with a couple of shrimp, diced avocado, and cucumber or simmer it with a little cream for a hot tomato soup.
Growing up in New England, I had to prepare our small garden each spring, which I hated. The result I loved, when I got to taste tomatoes off the vine, and eat them like apples with salt. Nothing better. As I remember, we usually had squash, carrots, and potatoes too. As parents were products of the great depression, they routinely cooked and preserved them in those Ball jars. Oh, I used to drink out of the hose too. Still alive.
Thank you! I have frozen the tomatoes and don't feel guilty anymore These are from my brother in laws tree and they are delicious not like the tasteless crap they sell at the store. Which is why I wanted to save them. I also buy the cherry tomatoes and sometimes they are good sometimes they are not. Really would like to start growing them at home but have very little sun on my patio it's very shaded.
The tomatoe soup idea sounds really good with a nice crusty melted cheese sandwich for lunch.