Questions tagged [tomatoes]

Questions around preparing or cooking with tomatoes, along with selecting appropriate varieties

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Can you preserve/can tomatoes of various sizes together?

I am new to canning and have a water bath canner. I have successfully (well...I think!) canned/jarred several dozen bread-and-butter pickles following a recipe I found in the official Ball Canning &...
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Can I substitute fresh tomatoes for canned?

I'm quite new to cooking. I want to make spaghetti and all the recipes I've found for spaghetti sauce so far have required multiple types of canned tomatoes. However, I only have fresh tomatoes, ...
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What's the proper way to slice cherub tomato for sandwiches that maximizes tomato flavor? [closed]

I buy cherub tomatoes because I can use them all week in a variety of dishes and meals. I'm looking for the best way to slice them for sandwiches to maximize the tomato flavor in a bite. I don't need ...
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How to harvest peppers and tomatoes for later use in sauces without harming taste [duplicate]

Is there anyway I can pick my peppers and tomatoes now and freeze them immediately for later use to make hot sauces and tomato sauces? I am trying to find the most efficient way to process my pepper ...
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Same spaghetti sauce recipe for over 30 years

I’ve been making the same spaghetti sauce for over 30 years and everybody loves it! But,the last 6+ times that I have made it it tastes acidic. I can’t figure out why. It’s a very Basic recipe using ...
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How to reduce/remove smell when cooking salmon fin soup?

I usually use simple recipes for salmon fin soup (tomato soup + salmon fin with some seasoning mostly). It tastes good but the smell of salmon fin is not. What should I do to reduce or remove the ...
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Can you eat red tomatoes' seeds that turned black?

I bought bright red tomatoes from a supermarket that looked fresh, ripe, edible on the outside. I descry no evidence of Blossom End Rot; the tomatoes isn't blemished like pics below. When I cut ...
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How to get rid of Garlic taste in tomato sauce

Hi I have added some garlic paste in tomato sauce now it tastes somehow a little strange how to get rid of that?
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Cooking shakshuka without burning the tomatoes

I've tried cooking a basic shakshuka a few times, and always come up against the same problem of the tomatoes burning to the bottom of the pan before the eggs are fully cooked. The basic recipe I ...
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How can I make onion tomato paste taste more punchy?

I batch pan-fried a paste of onions and tomatoes for using them in future dishes. I love the flavour of garlicy onions and tomatoes! How can I make their flavour stronger? I believe restaurants for ...
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Why don't some Italian tomato sauces and pastes use citric acid?

I bought tomato paste that came from Italy that just contains tomatoes and no citric acid. Another jar of tomato passata also only contained tomatoes. Are Italian tomatoes more acidic or is there a ...
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Fry onions and garlic before adding to the sauce?

I am making a tomato sauce for pasta but I am not sure whether to put the garlic and onions into the sauce raw or to sauté them first? What would be the difference in the taste, does one have more ...
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How do I make canned tomato sauce delicious for pouring on top of steamed vegetables? [closed]

I usually steam mixed vegetables and top it with the following tomato sauce concoction: canned diced tomato (salt free) cayenne chili powder habanero chili powder dill weed stevia There’s no ...
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Canning tomato sauce for the refrigerator

I buy 3000 gram jars of San Marzano plum tomatoes, and when I open one, I have a lot left over. This time, I made a basic marinara from the pureed de-seeded/de-stemmed tomatoes with oil, garlic, ...
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Buy vine tomatoes at the supermarket? [duplicate]

What differs if I buy vine tomatoes at supermarkets like these at Sainsbury's and Waitrose? Are they fresher? Do they last longer? Do Vine-Ripened Tomatoes (Cluster Tomatoes) Really Taste Better? | ...
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How can I make my tomato-herb pasta sauce a lighter color?

I've been making a simple tomato sauce using tomato puree, basil, oregano, dried pasilla peppers, and garlic (as well as the left-over bits from cooking beef meatballs in the same pot). The flavor is ...
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How to get best taste out of tomatoes?

I'm making an Indian dish, for this I need tomatoes, no matter what recipe I follow I'm not getting the taste of the restaurant. Is this because I'm not preparing tomato properly or is it because I'm ...
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Sun dried tomatoes

I purchased sun dried tomatoes, all natural/no oil, in a bulk food store that is not in my area a year ago. They are packaged in ziplock bags with no Best Before date. One package is still unopened, ...
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What can I do with my failed tomato canning attempt?

Yesterday I canned a batch of tomatoes, chunked. This morning when I inspected the jars, they all appeared to be sealed. This evening upon inspecting the jars, I found one was no longer sealed. I ...
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What are some ways to season that don't rely on garlic and onions?

I am looking for some alternative ways to season food. I am very familiar with currying, pesto, and chili. My difficulty is that each of these relies on onions, tomatoes and garlic. What are some ...
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How does cooking food changes its content of carbohydrates and sugar?

When cooking for diabetics it is important to keep the amount of carbohydrates and sugar low. So I am wondering how cooking food - particularly vegetables - changes the amount of carbohydrates and ...
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Why do tomatoes react with sourdough starter?

I sometimes make sourdough and have found by accident that by adding fresh tomatoes to the dough, it seems to swell substantially more during proving, or more quickly. There must be some chemical ...
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Pressure canning tomatoes without added acid

I'd like to pressure can tomatoes without adding acid as recommended by the USDA (and outlined here). The reason being is, imo, the additional acid ruins the flavor. My understanding of the official ...
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Would blow-torching tomatoes have the desired “oven roasted” effect?

I want to have oven roasted tomatoes that have some black on them for salsa. I have over 100 tomatoes and don't want to use the oven for a full day doing this. I think a blowtorch might blacken the ...
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Sauce bubbling out of jar

I successfully canned one batch of roasted red pepper pasta sauce but had to step away from the kitchen for a half hour. When I came back the sauce was still warm so I heated it a bit more while I ...
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What is the difference in taste between San Marzano and 6 in 1 ground tomatoes?

I've been looking at some recipes for Chicago style pizza recently, and the consensus seems to be to use 6 in 1 ground tomatoes for the sauce. Generally, when I make sauce, I use San Marzano ...
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Can wine be made from tomatoes?

Can wine be made from tomatoes? Do they have enough sugar to feed the yeast? Are they too acidic?
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Taste-wise, is there a difference between tomato from a blender vs. chopped tomato?

A chicken curry recipe and a mixed vegetables recipe require chopping tomatoes and frying them immediately after the onions and ginger-garlic paste are fried. But since this causes the tomato skin to ...
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Can a pasta pot be used for cooking sauces?

I am considering buying a pasta pot, such as the All-Clad 6807 SS Copper Core. Can I remove the colander and just use the main body to cook tomato sauce? Or can it only be used for water-based ...
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On what temperature should I leave my sauce to cook?

I decided to cook a pizza sauce. I know that the longer you leave it on your stove, the better it might taste. I want to leave my sauce on the stove for an hour or so. At what temperature should I ...
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Why is tomato paste so cheap? [closed]

So, at target, Tomato Sauce is $0.84 / lb. But, tomato paste is $1.00 / lb. However, tomato paste has 4x as many calories, implying that they reduced it by 4x. This makes sense, since reducing tomato ...
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Is there any significant flavour difference between dehydrated and sun-dried tomatoes?

I have a large batch of tomatoes which I want to preserve. I am confused between sundrying them and dehydrating them. Essentially they are the same processes but is there any significant flavour ...
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Why is my tomato sauce getting pink?

I was trying to make regular tomato sauce for on my pizza. And I didn't want to buy any processed goods. So I bought tomatoes: I put them into a blender and just blended them until it became smooth. ...
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Replacement for sun-dried tomato pesto sauce?

I'm crazy about the Barilla sun-dried tomato pesto. However, the local store where I was buying it has dropped it. Can I get a similar effect by putting in a blender or food processor the sun-dried ...
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Canned tomatoes with too much vinegar

I canned some tomatoes using vinegar but now the taste in my pasta sauce is too acidic. Is there anything I can do to correct this in my sauce?
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What variety of tomato is typically used in Italian, canned, peeled tomatoes?

I'm experimenting with different brands of canned tomatoes and I just bought some Italian peeled tomatoes, the brand it Petti. Here is a image of the can. I was looking into what variety of tomato ...
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Are tomatoes worth rinsing off if you boil them soon after?

Have a large set of tomatoes to make some pasta sauce. To soften them for the food mill I boil them. My question is whether it's worth rinsing if they're eventaully gonna get boiled anyway?
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Do I use half as much “double concentrated” tomato paste?

I have a tube of tomato paste that is "double concentrated" (brand is "Cento"). Do you use half as much as a recipe calls for, or is this a case where all tomato paste has been "double concentrated" ...
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Washing vegetables that I accidentally threw moldy tomato sauce on safe?

So I was frying some mushrooms and was gonna put tomato sauce/passata on it but I didn't realize it was moldy until I squeezed it out of the box and onto the mushrooms. I immediately put everything in ...
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How does marinating with sugar improve cherry tomatoes jam?

I am trying to make a cherry tomatoes jam. All recipes ask to let the tomatoes marinate with sugar for a night, and I can't decide if it's just tradition or if it may have an actual positive ...
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How to peel tomatoes easily? [duplicate]

I went through several websites and found that the easiest way to peel tomato is to boil them . So, How long do we need to boil tomatoes so that you can easily peel them?
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What is the best alternative for tomatoes in chicken curry?

Some peoples do not like tomatoes in chicken curry. What alternative should I use instead of using tomatoes?
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Tomato substitute in italian dishes? [duplicate]

I'm looking for some delicious Italian dishes,but have to avoid tomatoes. What can be used as an alternate to tomatoes? Using Google, I found Red Pepper Pasta Sauce, and Cream Sauce. I have also ...
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Did I kill my chili's heat by processing the tomatoes and onions together?

I made this chili: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQ9eY0_DoEk I ended up with a chili that, while robust, only gave a mild heat and a heavy tomato/meat flavor, even after excessive salting and ...
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Is there a good reason not to add crushed tomatoes to chicken soup?

Is there a good reason not to add crushed tomatoes to chicken soup? I am new at cooking soup, but I think tomatoes taste good and that's why I want to add them. But I've also had garlic bread just ...
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Adding tomatoes to pizza dough

I want to try this pizza recipe and it calls for putters beets to be added to the dough to make it red. Currently, I have so many tomatoes. Would replacing the beets with tomatoes affect the crust at ...
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Is it possible to release the earthy citrus of a tomato in a soup without eating it?

I have this idea that maybe along with other ingredients for a savory Thai-inspired soup that I can boil whole tomatoes with it to balance the savory flavor with the earthy citrus that the tomatoes ...
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'Caramelization' of tomato sauce in slow cooker

For the last few years I've made my tomato sauces in a slow cooker ('crock pot'), or actually, in a machine that is sold as a 'plate warmer' but works great for low temperature cooking. I pre-heat the ...
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How do commercial sauce companies remove seeds from tomatoes?

When I remove seeds from tomatoes it is a tedious process. I scoop out the pulp which is in different compartments inside the tomato and push it through a strainer. It takes a long time. How do food ...
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How do commercial sauce makers have such red tomato paste?

When I make concentrated tomatoes, like for catsup, my paste comes out the color of salsa, a pale pinkish red, not the deep red you see in commercial tomato paste or catsup. Is there a secret to ...

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