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?
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so going to try this. Looks delicious
Thank you! (^_^)
Great idea!Where did you get oregano
and how long does it stay without getting spoilt
So I keep mine in the fridge (not in the door, in the back of the fridge where it’s coldest) and use it within two weeks without any issues. If you have to keep it any longer Then I suggest freezing it.
Thank you for stopping by Yvonne!
Fresh oregano is not always easy to get but I have two places where I sometimes find it.
One is Ngara Market, there is a guy there that stocks a lot of different herbs, he occasionally had oregano. The other is Zucchini supermarkets. But if you can’t find a fresh batch, the dried ones are OK too, easily found in the supermarkets.