Feeding the hungry horde
SUMMER 2013 || HOMEMADE RIPE TOMATO PASATTAJanuary 08, 2013
CHRISTMAS and the New Year celebrations are over. The last visiting member of the family headed home yesterday. The tree came down more t...
CHRISTMAS and the New Year celebrations are over. The last visiting member of the family headed home yesterday. The tree came down more than a week ago and we’ve had to shop for groceries – the first true sign the Christmas leftovers have dried up.
As I rummaged in the bottom of the fridge for something to make for dinner last week I pulled out a bag of tomatoes bought for salads and not used because the weather over Christmas was so cool.
I blanched them, whipped off the skins and let them simmer with onion, bay leaves and basil to make a quick pasatta. The colour of the resulting sauce was glorious and we scored two meals out of it – a simple stir through with pasta, fresh herbs and parmesan and a base for my turkey meatballs.