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Aug 17, 2010 04:32 AM

Large jar of Sun Dried Tomatoes in Oil - Ideas Please

Another thread inspired jfood to ask this one.

He has a largish bottle of sun drieds in the fridge and stares at it a lot. He just cannot get his arms around ideas on how to use.

Any ideas from the great minds of the HC Board?


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  1. Jamie Oliver has an interesting chilli recipe that uses SD Tomatoes. Probably worth trying, I've read some good reviews of this dish, although I haven't tried it myself. When I worked at a restaurant we used to add a few finely chopped sundried tomatoes to vegetables for roasting and to risotto bases - adds a lovely savoury note and richness. I love them in my tuna and rice salad, which is with lots of mediterranean vegetables, some fresh herbs and a light vinaigrette dressing.

    1. This chicken recipe calls for red pepper, but I have subbed in sun dried tomatoes. And I use more than 2 Tbsp.

      Or if you are entertaining in the near future, there's this torta. Made it for July 4th. Not sure I loved it, but my guests all did.

      1. I'll go with the obvious: pesto! From there, you can do all sorts of things - pesto pasta salad, savory palmiers, etc.

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        1. re: EmmaFrances

          I second making pesto. I sun dried my own tomatoes just for this purpose.

        2. Make a vinaigrette. Put the tomatoes plus some/all of their oil into a mini food processor with a little dijon, lemon juice, and shredded parmesan. Process for a few seconds and voila!

          1. I recently made a nice dip to go with soft grilled pita breads - four or so SD tomatoes, a chunk of feta, 2 or 3 roasted red peppers, some dried oregano, a drizzle of olive oil, whizzed up in the food processor. Very yummy.
            And I often do a SD tomato salad dressing, as W to the N suggests.
            I also sliver them and add them to many pasta sauces.