Pomi Strained Tomatoes
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.
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)?
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.
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".
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.
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.