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Jul 19, 2006 06:40 PM

Help! I have too many tomatoes.

Between my CSA and my farmer's market addiction, I have way too many tomatoes and need to use them up. Any ideas aside from pasta sauces and gazpacho? Thanks.

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  1. -Salsa
    -serve w/ fresh mozarella & fresh basil
    -homemade ketchup

    1. Oven roast (i.e. like sun dried tomatoes, but done in an oven) a bunch of them and then store for later use.

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      1. re: Darren72

        I like to take this one step beyond traditional drying and make them absolutely dry and crispy...tomato chips. It takes overnight in a low oven, then a watchful eye to make sure they don't burn.

        1. Looking for a main course idea. Have some chicken breasts then also the basics (fresh herbs, carrots, onions, stock, wine, etc.). Keep in mind that I am in the South so nothing too is hot here!

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          1. re: The Blissful Glutton

            One nice thing about oven roasting them is that you can them serve them cold (or room temp) on hot days. The flavor is great. Very concentrated. SInce you roast them at a very low temp (say 200 degrees) you won't heat the house that much either.

          2. if you like spicy, hot tomato salad is good
            stuffed tomatoes
            tomato pie or tart
            tomato cucumber salad
            tomato soup, tons of varieties- freeze for the winter