Tomato Magic

tomato magic 3 With a title like Tomato Magic how could I not be intrigued by this recipe. As I’ve been exploring Paula Wolfert’s The Food of Morocco for The Cookbook Guru I’ve been very much concentrating on learning the building blocks of what creates the flavours in Moroccan savoury foods. Seeing this recipe gave me a little thrill as I thought of its versatility far beyond the recipes in this book. This recipe is so easy to make and produces a far superior tomato paste to the commercial kind you would buy in your local supermarket. Tomato Magic

  • 200g sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil
  • 810g Canned Tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Combine the sun-dried tomatoes, including the oil that they are packed in, with the canned tomatoes, including their juices, with the salt and 2 tbl spoons of water in a food processor or blender and puree until smooth. Pour the puree into a wide heavy bottomed saucepan over a medium heat and reduce to a jam consistency over a medium heat, stirring frequently. This cooking process should take about 30 minutes. Place the tomato into a sterilised jar and cover the surface with olive oil to protect it. This mixture will keep in the fridge for up to a month. ย For any extra tomato paste, Wolfert recommends freezing in portions on a tray and then placing into a container or freezer bag that you can use as you need to in future months. Happy Cooking and Happy Eating, Leah

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  1. marymtf says:

    Just made tomato soup. Am in a tomato frae if mind.

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    1. Leah says:

      This tomato magic would definately suit you then ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. marymtf says:

    Errk. ‘Frame of mind.’

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    1. Leah says:

      Thank you… its tomato heaven ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Wow this looks great! Love Moroccan cooking ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Leah says:

      Thank you… so simple to make and something so versatile is a really exciting discover from this book so far. ๐Ÿ™‚ Leah

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  4. Her condiments are lovely! I’m still drooling over the paprika oil. This looks delicious and useful as well.

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    1. Leah says:

      Oh I agree… I borrowed this book from the Library but its definately a keeper. So many beautiful recipes to explore. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Leah says:

    Reblogged this on The Cookbook Guru and commented:

    A new comer to Moroccan cuisine I’ve started off at the beginning with creating some of the foundation condiments that Wolfert suggests are essential in the making of this fabulous food. This time around its in the form of Tomato Magic, which I’m sure has far reaching applications beyond just Moroccan food.

    Happy Reading and Happy Cooking,

    Leah

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  6. Glenda says:

    Hi Leah, I have had my eye on this recipe given my tomato situation. I may try it now it has your thumbs up.

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    1. Leah says:

      I’m sure yours will be far superior with homegrown tomatoes ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. This looks super! I love these “building blocks” sort of things – so versatile.

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    1. Leah says:

      Thank you! I’m loving exploring the foundations of Moroccan food and this book is a great way to teach me.

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  8. this looks like a fab recipe. i love the flavours and it looks really useful.

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    1. Leah says:

      It’s so easy to make and so versatile

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