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Mar 25, 2014 02:34 PM

What do you think of Roma tomatoes?

That's all, unless I misspelled tomatoes ( and also misspelled misspell)

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    1. Love 'em. Easy to peel, lots of flesh, few seeds, many uses in sauces, stews, soups.

      1. I've been putting them in the smoker for a while now. Smoke for 40 minutes and then continue at about 225 for a few hours. I then freeze separately and then into a zipping bag. Simply the best.

        Otherwise I turn to them in the offseason when others are a real waste of money. I'll slice ahead and drizzle with some oo, s&p and it gives them some flavor.

        1. Store bought ones tend to not taste like much but home grown or from the farmers market they can be very good. Their "meatiness" holds up well in preps where they are handled a lot.

          1. Love them roasted and/or in sauce.
            Sliced and baked on pizza---yum!

            Grow them yourself or procure them at your local farmers' market. The Roma tomatoes available at the local mega-mart tend to be mealy and tasteless.

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            1. re: pedalfaster

              <<The Roma tomatoes available at the local mega-mart tend to be mealy and tasteless.>>

              that is normally because the ones at the local mart have been refrigerated somewhere along the line from plant to store

              1. re: westsidegal

                And picked before they're ripe (either green or as "breakers.") Even though the color changes, the flavor does not develop like it would if vine ripened.