Was it just me or has the summer of 2014 been a bumper year for tomatoes? My little greenhouse here in rural Cornwall has produced pound after pound; in fact I’d go as far as to say I’ve been over run with ’em!
Who would have thought a free packet of tomato seeds attached to a bottle of Heinz Tomato Ketchup would have produced a massive glut of beautiful ruby red toms?!
Everyone who’s been to visit me recently has been sent home with a tommy goody bag and yet – I still have a fridge full!
I can’t abide the thought of waste so the idea occurred to me – can you freeze tomatoes?
Time to experiment And surprisingly the answer is yes!
After defrosting the fruit is watery and mushy, but still perfect for adding to a Bolognese or chilli sauce or for making soups or sauces.
A bit like Forrest Gump’s very good friend Bubba when he was explaining about shrimp – I’ve boiled ’em, fried ’em, sautéed ’em and so on and so on…….and I’m still looking for ways to enjoy ’em!!
Check out my other tomato recipes – Jane’s AGA Roasted Tomatoes & Jane’s Garlic Roasted Vegetables with Smoked Mackerel.
So I’ll leave you with a conundrum – if tomato is a fruit, is ketchup a jam?