If you grow your own garden, chances are that you have plenty of tomatoes ready to be harvested. If you are out of ideas on how to use them, I got one cooking technique and two recipes for you.
No-pain Crushed Tomatoes
If the recipe called for a can of crushed tomatoes, make your own. On Gourmet, I found a technique that does not involved blanching to remove the tomato skin. Seriously, who has the time to do that? Best of all, his technique takes 10 seconds and uses a tool that everyone has in its kitchen.
Watch the video where food editor Ian Knauer demonstrated the technique. Once you made your crusted tomatoes, you will be ready to prepare his summery Angel-hair with fresh tomato sauce.
Penne with Roasted Tomato Sauce Recipe
If you have plum tomatoes ready to be harvested, make a simple pasta recipe for dinner. For an everyday meal, I enjoy the taste of this penne with roasted tomato sauce recipe by Chef Michael Smith. You need to start the sauce one hour before dinner time. What I like is that the sauce is done in a few simple preparation steps. You will free to do whatever you like during the one-hour cooking time.
All you need to cook the perfect pasta is two tablespoons of salt in a large pot of water. Plus, you should never rinse your pasta. Drain the water and put directly the pasta in the sauce.