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11-11-2008, 01:53 PM
I was wondering if there is any way to make a very thick tomato paste.
back in the SAD diet id get these tiny cans of pure tomato paste which had the consistency lets say... a soft cheesecake ?
I tried blending tomatoes together but I got something very watery.
I was thinking of spooning out all the watery parts (the jelly) and using the gel for soup and then grinding the skin part for paste... however I'm not sure if this would work.
I just wanna know if anyone has a tomato paste recipe or if my theory would work?
thats an example of the consistency I'm looking for :') thank you.
11-11-2008, 01:57 PM
Blend with sundried tomatoes or avocado to thicken.
11-11-2008, 02:01 PM
the sundried might work. I don't exactly know where to buy those though and I don't own a dehydrator. Any tips on types of stores which might sell ?
id rather keep avocado out : ) I'm looking for mostly pure tomato.
11-11-2008, 02:26 PM
The sun dried tomatoes will definitely work. There are even prepared sun dried tomato paste products available for sale - not that I am suggesting you purchase one, 'cause I've no idea what kind of processing is involved.
Sun dried tomatoes are available at all the grocery type stores around here - I would think you should be able to find some on the same aisle as the canned tomatoes at any bigger supermarket near you...
I don't see them at Alissa's store but you can get them at any online raw foods dealer.
(Someone correct me if I'm wrong and they can be bought through Alissa, please. ;) )
All the grocery stores around here have them in the produce section; Publix, Winn Dixie, even Wal-Mart. They are in a plastic package usually hanging from a hook. If you do not see them ask the produce manager. Alternatively, you could try health food stores for the unsulfured kind. They can also be bought online at most any place that sells dried nuts and fruit. They make GREAT tomato sauce when blended with fresh tomatoes. :D
11-11-2008, 02:48 PM
Good to know Walmart near me has them, but also got mine in packages at WF. I just saw a place that may be a goodie too in CA and googled sun dried tomatoes raw. For sauce, is that fresh with sundried plus herbs/spices in blender? I assume food processor won't work?
11-11-2008, 02:53 PM
I'll be looking for the sun dried tomatoes then.
Thanks a lot everyone :)
I just find tomato paste is easier to keep over a period of time, and great for sauce making or even thick soups.
11-11-2008, 05:13 PM
Not all Sundried Tomatoes are raw, especially the ones in the grocery store.
This is the sauce I make:
Tomatoes (blend or chop 1st)
Sundried Tomatoes (1-2 per tomato)
1-2 Garlic cloves
Optional: Cayenne or Cumin Powder, Sea Salt
11-11-2008, 06:39 PM
You can blend frehs tomatoes with enough sun dried tomatoes to get the consistency you want, and spices if you want.
Sun dried tomatoes in stores are rarely raw and normally loaded with salt. I dry my own in my dehydrator.
11-12-2008, 07:26 AM
I agree with "Sun Dried" and it is so easy to dry your own. Catch them on sale, dry them and they are always handy for you to use.
12-25-2008, 08:53 PM
I've been cutting and pasting recipes into a word document all day to make it easier to find. I ran across this question. Here is my suggestion. Blend together tomatoes and sundried tomatoes, probably the 1 fresh to 2 sundried is pretty good. Put the sauce through a fine mesh strainer or cheese cloth. Put the resulting pulp into your dehydrator and leave until it's the consistency of tomato paste. If you have a vacuum sealer, you can probably make small packages that will keep for a long time.
12-25-2008, 09:13 PM
just an idea here - take some wheat seed and soak like 36 hours , strain let dry say 12 hours . then apply your tomato paste arrived at formula , seasoned with pizza type seasonings , and let sit so the tommys etc can soak in , about 6 hours = RAW PIZZA , OR YOU MIGHT SAY ' WHEATZZA ' :D
Here is a good source for raw sun-dried tomatoes, just scroll down a bit.
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