Summer is the best time to harvest fruits and vegetables. Tomatoes are one of the most popular vegetables that can be used in a variety of dishes.
However, if you’ve picked too many tomatoes and don’t know how to store them for later, then freezing is a great way to go. In this article, we will talk about the secrets of freezing tomatoes and how to use them to prepare various dishes in a step-by-step video:
bonus video – freezing tomato paste in molds:
Step 1: Preparing the tomatoes
Start by choosing ripe tomatoes. They must be firm and juicy. Then wash them and pat dry with a towel. The next step is to remove the skin from the tomatoes. To do this, make an incision on each tomato and dip it in boiling water for 30 seconds. Then take it out of the boiling water and cool it in cold water. After that, easily remove the skin.
Step 2: Grinding the tomatoes
Place the peeled tomatoes in a blender and grind until smooth.
Step 3: Freezing the tomatoes
Pour the resulting mass into ice molds or small containers and place in the freezer for 2 hours.
Step 4: Storing Frozen Tomatoes
Once the tomatoes are frozen, they can be transferred to a freezer bag or container and stored in the freezer for up to 6 months.
Step 5: Using Frozen Tomatoes
Frozen tomatoes can be used to prepare dishes such as borscht, vegetable soup, stewed potatoes, or sauces. To do this, simply add them to the desired dish and cook as usual.
Now you know how to freeze tomatoes and use them for cooking various dishes. Keep in mind that they can only be kept in the freezer for up to 6 months, so don’t overdo it.
Frozen tomatoes can also be thinner than fresh ones, so it’s a good idea to take this into account when using in dishes. However, frozen tomatoes are a great way to preserve your summer harvest and enjoy it any time of the year.
To be continued…
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