Oven-Roasted Tomato Paste or Puree

Recipe by evelynathens
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READY IN: 3hrs 10mins
YIELD: 5 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Peel tomatoes. The easiest way to do this is to drop them into a container of boiling-hot water, leave for 1 minute, then drop them into a container of ice-water - the skin slips right off). Halve them and put into a baking pan large enough to hold them in one layer.
  • Dribble with olive oil (the amount is arbitrary - I imagine that's about what I use), sprinkle with minced garlic, generously season with salt, pepper, basil and oregano. Give everything a stir to distribute.
  • Pop into 350F oven and roast for about 3 hours (this is approximate - it all depends on how thick you want your puree or paste).
  • When they're done, I like to mash the tomatoes into a paste because I like a more rustic texture. If you want smoother, use a processor.
  • I keep the puree/paste in a tupperware container, in the refrigerator, covered by a thin film of olive oil to prevent oxidization. I dig into it almost daily to provide a burst of flavour into many, many dishes like soups, stews, sauces, gravies, omelettes, etc.
  • This freezes well, too.
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