Last weekend was moving day for old fruits and vegetables. I made tomato paste, canned some, made applesauce, and orange smoothie cubes. It was quite the extravaganza.
Tomato paste ended up being a lot different than I expected. I mean in terms of steps.
Started out with a bunch of tomatoes.
Cut them up into bits.
Sautéed them in olive oil until very soft.
Then, since I was too lazy to find the food mill, I used an immersion blender.
Spread the tomato in an oiled hotel pan and cook at 200 for a couple hours. Then up to 300 for a few minutes. You can add spices and herbs if you want, but I went simple.
…and that was just the paste tomatoes.