The tomato it is widely used in the kitchen both raw and cooked, it is also cooked stuffed in the oven, grilled, as a condiment for pasta, pizza etc. The only problem is the fact that we don't find it fresh all year round.
In order to take advantage of the tomato all year round without having to buy those grown in greenhouses, we can keep it in the form of peeled tomatoes, passata or chunks. They can also be frozen and stored dried. The only recommendation regarding conservation is to buy untreated tomatoes therefore from organic farming.
It should be noted that the cultivation of tomatoes is quite simple and does not require much space, so if you also have a sunny terrace, you can grow this wonderful vegetable without any problems. Let's see how to store tomatoes following our directions.
How to store tomatoes, the past
The past of tomatoes It undoubtedly involves time and effort, but allows you to have one of the condiments that we use most in the kitchen available for the following months, especially for Sunday lunch.
- After washing the tomatoes and removing the stalk, boil them in plenty of water for 15 minutes
- Then pass them in the vegetable mill, collecting the pulp in a large bowl, which you will separate from the skin and seeds.
- Wait for the pulp to cool
- Fill the jars with the help of the ladle, without filling them to the brim: if you like, you can add a basil leaf to the bottom of the jar
- Once this is done, place the jars inside a pot with cold water and bring to a boil, then leave to cook for at least 45 minutes
- Let the jars cool before removing them from the water
- Make sure the jars are intact and hermetically sealed before storing them in the cellar or pantry: in a cool place they will also keep for 2-3 years.
How to store tomatoes, dried tomatoes
Another popular method for the conservation of tomatoes it is by drying. The procedure is very simple, you just need to have a sunny outdoor area. THE dried tomatoes they are widely used as an appetizer or to enrich savory pies, salads or sauces for pasta sauce. They can also be safely stored in the pantry for a full year, just in time for harvest and subsequent preparation. The preparation and the conservation of tomatoes dried, you can find it here.