Naan Therapy

Or should it be 'paratha' therapy …

Skin to seed of tomatoes – part 4

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Using the seed:

Dry the seeds from your healthiest plants and store for next garden patch. Jose Andres uses the tomato seed “fillets” as tomato caviar in a colorful salad.

Using the skin:

I usually roast large batches of tomatoes – 10-12 large tomatoes, cut in half, bake at 450 for 20 minutes, cool, take the skin off and puree/chop the tomatoes for sauces. For the longest time, my best solution for the peeled skin was a compost pile. But couple of years ago I found this tip in a booklet that makes use of the skin. I tried it out, and it works wonderfully well. So here is the recipe for tomato skin powder –

  • Spread the skin evenly on a baking sheet.
  • Dry the skin in oven at 200F for 2-3 hours (until completely dry). The skin should be in a single layer for even drying.
  • Crumble it using a spice grinder and store.

The color is paprika red and the flavor is that of intensely roasted tomatoes. Sprinkle it on omelette, cheese and other savory items of your choice.


Written by Som

September 25, 2009 at 9:02 pm

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