Roasting vegetables and fruit is a great way to bring out their naturally rich flavors. Roasting tomatoes before adding them to a sauce or hot dish will intensify the flavors and take that sauce to a new level. Here are three ways to roast tomatoes, and how to make a tomato paste from the roasted tomatoes.
- After the tomatoes have reached the desired char level turn down the heat to medium.
- Use a potato masher to smash each tomato.
- Add a pinch of salt and stir the tomatoes until the desired consistency is reached.
- Add 1/8 cup of cold water and stir for a few seconds – then remove the pan from the heat. Stir the paste to incorporate all the “flavor” on the bottom of the pan.
This paste can be used right away, canned or stored in the freezer (ice cube trays are a great way to freeze them).
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