blog, and it has become one of my favorites. Specifically her post on Estratto. I have never been a big fan of tomato paste, too tart or something for my taste, but OMG!!! This stuff is fantastic. I hope to never buy paste again! The biggest problem with it is the tomatoes cook down so much, 14+ pounds of tomatoes (before coring and peeling), made up 4 half pint jars!! But I could eat this right out of the jar, it's so good. If you find yourself with a ton of tomatoes and are juiced, sauced, salsa'd out, give this a try, you won't be sorry. Just send me a jar when you do for a little thanks.
My mother was at my house helping work up some more tomatoes and we decided on a little bread and wine before dinner......
|The first bottle....note the awesome color of the estratto.|
She really isn't drinking from both glasses! One is mine. I think. We had opened a second bottle and compared how the paste tasted with each, really, we did.
See. This is the sauce, we really were working, not drinking.
|basil, thyme and oregano for the sauce|