How to preserve your extra tomatoes past the summer

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How to preserve your extra tomatoes past the summer

 

 

(WXYZ) – Summer is winding down and for those with gardens, you may find yourself with more tomatoes than you know what to do with.

One way to enjoy them for months – is by canning them.

Anthony Calabrese of Cantoro Italian Market stopped by the WXYZ studios to share the steps for canning as well as a recipe for a delicious Sunday sauce.

  • Canning Steps (we recommend using a pressure canner for this process)
    • Core and score canning tomatoes (20-22 pounds of raw tomatoes will yield about 7-quart-sized mason jars)
    • Blanch and shock the tomatoes
    • Take the skin off, seeds out and crush the tomatoes
    • Stew the tomatoes to preference 
    • Sterilize jars, new unused lids and rings
    • Can (shelf-safe for at least one year)
  • Tomato Sauce recipe
    • Based on 1 quart mason jar
    • Ingredients:
1 qt Stewed Tomatoes, canned
1 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 cup Garlic, minced
1 pinch Chili Flakes
1 Onion, diced
3 Tbsp. Salt
1 Tbsp. Black Pepper
Fresh basil to taste
    • Instructions
      • Add olive oil, garlic and chili flakes to a pot. Turn to medium heat and cook until the garlic is golden brown
      • Add diced onion and cook until it’s translucent and mush
      • Add tomatoes and simmer to desired consistency
      • Add basil last

 

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