Muir Glen canned roasted tomatoes?
- applehome Feb 23, 2007 02:01 PM
Has anybody used this product (whole or crushed)? I saw Rick Bayless use this on his show (Mexico, One Plate at a Time) and was very curious to know if it is indeed much better for salsas or anything else. Also does anybody happen to know if it's available at Whole Paycheck? I see that it's available at netgrocer online, but I don't really want to pay for postage (of course, compared to WP, it might be cheaper...) Interestingly, it is not available from mexgrocer. TIA.
Yes, they are excellent! Very rich flavor and obviously actually roasted. I've bought them at several stores including Whole Foods.
My husband used that kind in one of Bayless' recipes and was very pleased with the results. I've used other Muir Glen canned tomato products and have been equally pleased. In addition to WF, I have seen them at large supermarkets in my area, such as Giant and Superfresh. Have not noticed much difference in price though.
We use TONS of the fire-roasted tomatoes. They make a great shortcut for roasted-vegetable salsa (I'll post a link to the one I have from Rick Bayless if I can find it).
I horde them during cold months because they are a staple for me when making soup.
Right now (at the Whole Foods in Louisville, anyway) the 14.5-oz cans are on sale 3 for $4.00. The 28-oz cans are usually $1.99 (but, at times, are on sale for $1.69). Worth the price, I think.