sun dried tomatoes
Have a huge jar of sun dried tomatoes and looking for recipes that are NOT
a pasta sauce.
I make a sun-dried tomato goat-cheese spread. To 4 ounces of goat cheese, add 6 sun-dried tomato, one tablespoon olive oil, one clove garlic, two leaves basil. Put it in food processor until smooth. Chill.
I love sun dried tomatoes and always keep both jarred and dry versions on hand. They are one of my "secret" or "go-to" ingredients to add a layer of flavor in soups and sauces.
I make sun-dried tomato crusted chicken or fish...kind of like this recipe.
Some other ideas:
-Chop and add to "scampi" sauce for shrimp or chicken.
-Add to tomato soup to "up" the tomato impact, same goes with minestrone soup or most any other soup that contains tomatoes.
-Frozen green peas or fresh snap peas with chopped sun-dried tomatoes and sauteed onions, makes plain peas a more special side dish.
-Compound butter made with garlic, basil and chopped sun-dried tomatoes is great on beef, poultry or green beans/other veggies.
Mixed with cream cheese and some other ingredients, to taste, to make a dip. Something like this:
Or simply dice the tomatoes, mix with a good blue cheese and spread on crostini (toasted bread rubbed with garlic)
Assuming these are oil packed, drain the oil and use them in a grilled cheese sandwich, you could even brush the bread with the oil to toast the sandwich; good with bacon also.
Use in pasta dish; you can make a simple tomato pasta using penne or other pasta, the tomatoes, peas, a bit of the pasta cooking water, grated parmesan and a good grind of black pepper.
These would also be good pureed and spread onto pizza dough as the sauce (mixed with pesto is nice also) before topping.