Like this strainer. How cool is that? You quarter some tomatoes (peel and all), dump them into that white bowl on top, and crank the handle while you push the tomatoes down the chute with a mallet. The tomato juice comes out the front, the pulp, skin, and seeds come out the side (waiting patiently for a stir-fry near you). And in the meantime, you've worked out any aggression you were feeling because the cat puked all over the floor again, but we won't talk about that...
Right. So here's the tough part - what to do with the tomato juice? Of course, I could always just drink the tomato juice, but I was thinking more on the lines of maybe making something more creative. Spaghetti sauce, maybe?
Friday night I set to work, starting out by searching the internet for recipes. Of course, I ended up (like I always do) ditching the recipes and just making it up as I go along. I spent a good part of the weekend playing around with different methods and combination of ingredients. Stay tuned for the spaghetti sauce adventures later this week!
But surely there are tons of things you can do with strained tomatoes (or other fruits and veggies). So here's my call out to all you amazing, recipe-loving readers. What kinds of goodies can I make out of these fresh-from-the-backyard strained goodies? Don't forget to share recipes if you have them!