Passata

I am on a daily Tomato picking routine at the moment as we have got a never-ending flow!! So I decided to make a couple of Passata’s. One is the more traditional Passata, the other is like a tomato sauce with garlic and basil in. It actually tasted great warm as a soup too!!

Passata can be used in many dishes, pasta’s, curries, I used it in a Spanish stew the other day. This is great for anything that has a tomato base . The Basil Passata can be used just with pasta or added to enhance sauces,  or as I say can be eaten as a tasty soup. Try it out…….

Passata:

Ingredients:

2 lbs Tomatoes cut halved/chunks

1 tsp salt

Drizzle of Olive Oil

You will need a mill/grinder.

Method:

Heat a little oil in a pan, then pop in the tomatoes and salt.

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Sprinkle in your salt. Now let this cook on a medium heat for about 15 minutes, or until all of the tomatoes have softened.

Set the tomatoes aside for a few minutes to cool.

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Tomatoes cooling a little and the mill.

Now place the tomatoes into the mill and over a large bowl turn the handle so all of the juices run out and the skin remains.

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Let the juices drain into a large bowl

Now with a funnel, pour into a sterilised jar. Let it cool before popping on the lid then store in the fridge.

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Next try out this Basil Passata…..

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Ingredients all from the garden

Ingredients:

3 lbs Tomatoes halved

1 Red Onion Diced

3 Celery Sticks Chopped

3 Large Garlic Cloves Grated

1 tsp Salt

1 tbsp Brown Sugar

Selection of Basil, I used a large handful or Greek, Purple and normal. All chopped.

Olive Oil for frying

Method:

Heat the oil in a deep pan and add in the Onions and Celery. Let these soften for a few minutes then add your garlic.

Now tip in the Tomatoes…

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Sprinkle in the salt and let these cook for about 3 minutes.

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Next add in the sugar and stir into the Tomatoes.

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Let this bubble away for 10 minutes then add in your Basil.

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Stir this through.

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Once it is all mixed well it’s ready to blitz!! In a blender pour in all of the Tomatoes and juices. Blitz to a smooth sauce.

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Basil Passata ❤

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Enjoy xxxx

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