Saturday, 18 February 2012

lazy cooks sun dried tomatoes

Its nice to have sun dried tomatoes sitting in your pantry....for those times when only sun dried tomatoes are required..which can happen quite a lot in Italian food.These are pretty expensive to buy...in places where you have access to shops selling this sort of stuff.There are no shops selling these here..so i had to make my own!This was the first time i attempted these and i had no idea how much they would shrink!..oh well ..live and learn.
Before i progress further i would like to clarify something...the stuff that i teach in my cookery classes..i will not be putting on my blog...i would'nt do that to you guys(my (ahem)students).......now that we're clear on that...onto the sun dried tomatoes.
INGRDS
1. tomatoes
2. salt(recommended sea salt.i used regular iodised salt)
3. garlic
4. extra virgin olive oil
5. clean and dry glass bottle.
METHOD
1.Cut tomatoes into quarters and take out the seeds.
2. Sprinkle with salt.
3.Put in direct sunlight for 3-4 days(get it in at night and cover lightly with some cloth)
4. Put in a bottle with garlic and EVO.
5.Store in your pantry till required.



this is what the sun does!
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21 comments:

  1. wow...really very informative post dear....yummy....

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  2. Very nice and really informative post...great idea

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  3. Very informative post n nice idea.

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  4. Nice one..sounds really interesting!!

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  5. Yummy recipee....fery informative

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  6. lovely informative one..home made are best,great job,Simran!!

    Erivum Puliyum

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    1. thanks guys..julie..i agree the home made ones are def. the best..snehal..we have very little choice!...hemalata,prabhamani,roshu..thank you.

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  7. Amazing n a useful post. Very informative. Luv the post.
    Tips:(U can sun-dry tomato pieces easily in 2-3 mins by Microwaving them on high.Sometimes U need few mins more).

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    1. thanks for the tip christy:)very useful.

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  8. thats a nice post, sounds great, making at home is easy..

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    1. thanks..i just counted the ingrds..coming your way!

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    2. got it :D..Thanks a lot dear for linking it to my event :)

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  9. When my husband was going to buy sundried tomatoes at a high cost, i stopped him and told him i 'd make them at home. And then forgot all about it. i am so glad to have found this post, so i can make them now before the he remembers :)

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  10. I LOVE sundried tomatoes and will surely be using your recipe. Thank you!

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  11. finished making this today Simran.. hopefully will do a post on my blog soon enough for my future reference.

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