Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Stewed Tomatoes - Good Eats!

For those of you that have a yard garden, tomatoes will soon be starting to ripen in abundance!
I picked my first dozen and thought stewed tomatoes was the way to go.
I could use them in other dishes but discovered how tasty they are on their own!
So I made a pot of angel hair pasta and made the dish you see above.
The secret in the recipe is the butter!

My recipe is from a conglomeration of all the recipes I filtered:

4 Cups packed peeled, drained and coarsely chopped tomatoes. Press down on them to release more juice (Reserve the liquid and seeds!)

1/2 Cup each finely chopped: onion, celery and carrot (green bells is up to you)

1Tsp. Sugar 1 more if desired

1 Tsp Salt

1 or 2 Tbs. Butter. Dig two.

Pepper to taste

2 Tbs. Fresh julienned Basil

Saute onion, celery and carrots until translucent. Add the tomatoes, their juices, salt, pepper and butter and the basil. Cook for 30-40 minutes to desired consistency. Serve hot or cold as a side, a topping or a pasta sauce. A nice quick satisfying meal!

*** Use a high sided pan for best results. I used my Wok - perfect.

You Will Not Be Deceived!
Papa Gianni, Your Patrone

To peel your tomatoes, cut an "x" in the skins, place them in rapidly boiling water for 20-seconds. Then drop them in an ice bath. The shock will make the skins slide off.


Mike Litvin said...

Thank You Chef Gianni. So tell me when will you be on Triple D?

Gianni said...

I have to put some peanut shells on the floor first.

Mike Litvin said...

No saw dust...............There are going to people out there who have no idea on what I'm talking about.

Gianni said...

Oh, I think they'll know. All they have to do is watch an old western movie.