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what to do with tomato butter

jujuthomas Nov 1, 2007 05:37 PM

on a whim, my husband brought tomato butter back from our local farm stand, and I haven't the slightest idea what to do with it! Anyone used it before? What do you do with it?

  1. HillJ Dec 12, 2008 03:25 PM

    I jarred tomato butter this summer for the 1st time and we've been hording it now that we realize what we've been missing! So far we've used it:

    As a grilled pizza base to wonderful results; especially when topped with herbed goat cheese
    On hamburgers, steak and pork loin
    swirled into herb muffin batter
    On eggs; especially poached eggs
    In bloody mary's; adds great flavor

    experiment and enjoy!

    1. s
      Sue Z Dec 12, 2008 12:43 PM

      I grew up with an awesome Tomato Butter recipe that my Mom, from Cape Breton, NS, always made. We used to put it on mashed potatoes. So good! Especially with some butter or margarine on first, then the tomato butter spread on top. (even just a little makes your mouth water). Trust me, THIS is why you'll bring the tomato butter out from now on. : )

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      1. re: Sue Z
        nemo Dec 12, 2008 03:58 PM

        SueZ, would you share the recipe please? Thanks!

      2. Honey Bee Nov 2, 2007 07:12 AM

        As a condiment for savory scones (like cheddar and ham).

        1. t
          traceybell Nov 1, 2007 07:35 PM

          I just made some tomato butter, and it was great on seared scallops. A few drops of red vinegar would make it perfect, I think.


          Also, if you like grits, that sounds great. Saw that on Top Chef, and kind of drooled a little. That was a chipotle tomato butter, but same kind of idea.

          1. GIAD Nov 1, 2007 06:17 PM

            If it's made with real butter and not just tomatoes cooked down like apple butter try this most delicious recipe: Siciliano Burger with Fresh Ciliegine and Sweet Tomato Butter
            You may also want to peruse this link to get some other ideas.

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            1. re: GIAD
              jujuthomas Nov 2, 2007 04:57 AM

              It's more of the apple butter variety - tomato, sugar, lemon juice... can't remember what else.

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