FM Briefs: Seasonal Food in April, Shellfish and Dried Tomatoes

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Notes on Dried Tomatoes
Many are the ways to keep tomatoes, in cans, tetra-pak and/or jars.
The traditional homemade method to preserve them, in order to keep their flavour and, eventually, an appetizing appearance through the winter time, is by drying them under the hot sun of southern Italian provinces.
An alternative is slow-drying the tomatoes' halves in a warm oven, with a bit of sea salt, crushed black pepper and oregano. Simply delicious.
A very interesting and versatile ingredient, rich in lycopene, a useful antioxidant for an healthy life. ...

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2 commenti:

chiho on 14:33:00 said...

Most of Japanese people don't often eat drying tomato. I didn't know until I have eaten it in Paris. I tried to make it but the taste wan't good.
I really want to know how to make!!

orsiko on 15:22:00 said...

Hi Chio san.
How, when and where tomatoes are used in the Japanese cuisine, especially in the traditional cuisine?
The type I have used for the picture are the traditional "San Marzano", a variety of plum tomatoes, my favorite. Considered by many chefs to be the best sauce tomatoes in the world. In alternative you could use the "Roma".

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