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Pomi Strained Tomatoes

JanRan Feb 11, 2008 04:45 AM

I thought I was buying whole tomatoes that were strained, but was surprised to find when I opened the container that it was a smooth sauce or puree. Is this product more like tomato sauce or more like puree. I froze it in a container until I figure out what to do with it. I'm thinking of making a tomato soup.

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    bnemes3343 Feb 11, 2008 04:59 AM

    I believe strained tomoatoes are tomoatoes that have been milled, with the seeds/skins removed, so would be definitely be a sauce consistency. Why not just buy what are labelled as whole tomatoes (in juice though, not puree)?

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      eatongal Dec 8, 2010 04:21 PM

      I use it all the time to make pasta sauce. Think of it as a plain base to add your own onion and spice to. To get the right consistency, I cook it for about an hour.

      1. Breadcrumbs Dec 8, 2010 04:29 PM

        Pomi strained tomatoes are wonderful - no additives or preservatives just pure tomato. I also understand that Pomi products are pesticide free.

        A product of Italy and, as bnemes3343 suggests, milled. They'd be great in soup as they have a great, fresh tomato flavour and because they're not canned, no "tinny aftertaste".

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          paulj Dec 8, 2010 07:40 PM

          Isn't the common Italian name for this passata, or passata di pomodoro (tomato passed through a sieve)?

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            Breadcrumbs Dec 9, 2010 02:43 AM

            Absolutely paul and I find that this verbiage most frequently appears on imported product/packaging. In Canada, Parmalat is distributing Pomi and I don't recall what wording appears on the package it may just be English and French.

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          Val Dec 9, 2010 02:57 AM

          I've only seen them offered two ways: chopped or strained. Both are fabulous quality as others have said here, just different textures. I have a box of the chopped Pomi on my shelf now, though I've mistakenly grabbed the strained in the past, was not disappointed. Lovely flavor and no additives or sugar or salt and no tin-can taste, either.

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            JudiAU Dec 9, 2010 10:36 AM

            Also, among the only brands of tomatoes that do not have BPA as a liner.

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              CindyARobin Dec 21, 2013 01:45 PM

              Simple Tomato Soup (Campbell's Copycat)
              Makes just about 9 cups (2 1/4 quarts)
              1 (26 oz) box of Pomi Strained Tomatoes (you can use a 28 oz can if you can't find Pomi)
              1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
              5 cups vegetable broth
              1/2 tsp garlic powder
              3 tbsp sugar
              2 tbsp butter
              In a medium soup pot, heat the strained tomatoes, tomato paste, vegetable broth, garlic powder and sugar over low- medium heat. Stir occasionally to make sure that the tomato paste and sugar are dissolving.
              When the paste and sugar are incorporated, add the butter and stir till melted. Serve in mugs with grilled cheese sandwiches and some kind of cheesy cracker, because that's the law.
              Store any leftovers in the fridge.

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