My husband came home from one of his trips to Emali one day and brought me lots of tomatoes! (^_^) But I had just been to the market three days earlier and bought tomatoes as well! So many tomatoes, perfect opportunity to try making my own tomato paste.
I had been wanting to do it for a while. I thought about looking for directions online but decided it couldn’t possibly be that difficult, it’s just reduced tomato pulp with a bit of added flavour,… right?
I added the following ingredients to the pulp for flavour:
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon of paprika
2.5 tablespoons of sugar
2 bay leaves
the container I used is 580ml/20oz, and this is all of it. So you get an idea of how much 16 tomatoes will make. Could be less if you prefer yours a lot thicker as you will have to reduce it further
I used some in the meatball sauce, and a couple of other dishes. How would you use it?