Ca anyone recommend a good recipe for a plum sauce?
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Indeed you are whack! Sorry, I couldn't help myself. Just kidding of course but I would say that this will create a lot of extra work. That being said, you could always try it for yourself and see if it is worth the extra effort. Cheers!
Sugar is used to balance out acidity when less than ripe tomatoes are used. For the best tomato sauce, it is important to use quality canned tomatoes, which means that they have been picked only once fully ripened, so they are naturally sweet and do not require any preservatives. Refer to the drill down on How to Choose Quality Canned Tomatoes that is attached to this lesson.
Many tomatoes that are canned have been picked before they are fully ripened and this is why preservatives and other ingredients are added. These tomatoes are usually very tart and may need a bit of help with some sugar. Hope this helps! Cheers!
For the best results, we recommend using whole tomatoes and de-seeding them yourself as taught in the lesson. You can certainly try using tomato puree but purees often consist of inferior tomatoes. The best way to learn is to test it out for yourself. Try making sauce with what you have and try it next time with whole, quality canned tomatoes. It is really up to you, the cook, to decide what you want to use and also to have an understanding that different ingredients will produce different results. Cheers!
I used my Jack La Lanne juicer to make the sauce and remove the seeds. I took the pulp and worked it in a strainer to use as much as I could of the fruit. To finish off the sauce I added marinated portabella mushrooms and roasted red peppers, then a chiffanod of basil. wonderful!
sounds wonderful i am going to try some next time i make my monthly supply. I make at a gallon of sauce (marinare) freeze it into quarts then when I use it I can add antyhing I want, meat veggieswhat eve, r I am going to try your portabella mushrooms and roasted peppers very soon sounds great.
Hi I'm new to Rouxbe, but I already love it. Question ....I bought a big crate of like 8 regular round "beefsteak" tomatoes from Sam's Club. How do I prepare those? Reading an earlier post... Do I just bring salt and water to a boil turn it down and place the tomatoes in the pot for like 1-2 minutes. Then drain in a strainer, then peal and seed?
I would like some advice
Sounds like I am not the only one having trouble finding Maranzano tomatoes. I checked at several Italian shops, they had The DOP classification but all types had salt and citric acid. I was able to find Pomi strained and chopped tomatoes. Nether had any citric acid, water,salt, artificial colors etc. the Pomi type did not have DOP. The strained type tastes great and is strained. Did I just eliminate the need for a reseeding machine? has anyone had experience with Pomis, they come in a box 26oz for 4.99$.......
I also didnt find san Maranzano tomatoes yet and I used some with no salt but they had citric acid. The sauce looked wonderful but it seems tangy. I am not sure if thats just because I am used to bottled suaces with sugar in them or do you think thats from the citric acid in the tomatoes?