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Jan 29, 2005 03:50 PM

Muir Glen roasted tomatoes

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Has anyone tried this brand? I want to use them for tomato soup.

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  1. I use Muir Glen tomatoes and I think they are the best, freshest tasting canned tomatoes. I believe in most taste testings (such as cooks illustrated) they always win for being the best tasting. I have never had the roasted tomatoes though.

    1. I converted to Muir Glen a few months ago. I took several cooking classes at Sur La Table and all the chefs kept raving about these tomatoes. There certainly is a difference, they are full of flavor. The have several styles, but I think the roasted tomatoes are best.

      1. Very good & nice not to have to roast them myself.

        1. Wonderful. A very nice thing about this brand is that they use enamel-lined cans, which reduces the bitter taste that comes from using unlined cans. Depending on the ripeness of the tomatoes, they can be much better than Italian tomatoes from unlined cans (and I don't know any Italian tomatoes that are available here in lined cans, just glass from time to time).

          1. I try to always buy Muir Glen when I can (it's not available all over here). I used the fire roasted tomatoes in lasagna (a really unique flavor punch) and in a stewed chicken sort of recipe.