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  1. #1
    lainie Guest

    Default tomato question

    The Salsa I'm making calls for 8 cups chopped, skinned tomatoes. I
    roasted the tomatoes for about 90 minutes and now only have 4 cups. I
    think they would have reduced anyway in the salsa but I'm not sure if
    I should add more (unroasted).....??? e.

  2. #2
    lainie Guest

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    On Sep 17, 2:33*pm, lainie <lainie...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > The Salsa I'm making calls for 8 cups chopped, skinned tomatoes. *I
    > roasted the tomatoes for about 90 minutes and now only have 4 cups. *I
    > think they would have reduced anyway in the salsa but I'm not sure if
    > I should add more (unroasted).....??? *e.


    What the heck, I added more tomatoes. But with all this chopping and
    cooking,my cat is really getting pissed off that there is nothing
    edible for him, plus I've been away for four days. So took a chicken
    breast out of the freezer.

    Guess we'll share! e.

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    Nunya Bidnits Guest

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    lainie <[email protected]> wrote:
    > On Sep 17, 2:33pm, lainie <lainie...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >> The Salsa I'm making calls for 8 cups chopped, skinned tomatoes. I
    >> roasted the tomatoes for about 90 minutes and now only have 4 cups. I
    >> think they would have reduced anyway in the salsa but I'm not sure if
    >> I should add more (unroasted).....??? e.

    >
    > What the heck, I added more tomatoes. But with all this chopping and
    > cooking,my cat is really getting pissed off that there is nothing
    > edible for him, plus I've been away for four days. So took a chicken
    > breast out of the freezer.
    >
    > Guess we'll share! e.


    I was going to suggest you go ahead and mix the salsa and check the results,
    then, if it seems like it needs more tomato, just roast some more. Or as you
    did, use fresh, but in a roasted salsa you'll lose some of the unique
    flavor.

    MartyB



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    Janet Wilder Guest

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    On 9/17/2010 1:33 PM, lainie wrote:
    > The Salsa I'm making calls for 8 cups chopped, skinned tomatoes. I
    > roasted the tomatoes for about 90 minutes and now only have 4 cups. I
    > think they would have reduced anyway in the salsa but I'm not sure if
    > I should add more (unroasted).....??? e.


    Why did you roast the tomatoes? It's easier to skin them by dipping them
    in boiling water for 30 seconds then into cold water. They won't lose
    their moisture as quickly as roasting them for 90 minutes.

    Roasting is what you do to skin peppers.

    --
    Janet Wilder
    Way-the-heck-south Texas
    Spelling doesn't count. Cooking does.

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    lainie Guest

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    On Sep 17, 5:58*pm, Janet Wilder <kelliepoo...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > On 9/17/2010 1:33 PM, lainie wrote:
    >
    > > The Salsa I'm making calls for 8 cups chopped, skinned tomatoes. *I
    > > roasted the tomatoes for about 90 minutes and now only have 4 cups. *I
    > > think they would have reduced anyway in the salsa but I'm not sure if
    > > I should add more (unroasted).....??? *e.

    >
    > Why did you roast the tomatoes? It's easier to skin them by dipping them
    > in boiling water for 30 seconds then into cold water. They won't lose
    > their moisture as quickly as roasting them for 90 minutes.
    >
    > Roasting is what you do to skin peppers.
    >
    > --
    > Janet Wilder
    > Way-the-heck-south Texas
    > Spelling doesn't count. *Cooking does.


    It was easier for me to pop them in the oven and leave them. And at
    the same time, I roasted some garlic.

    Call me lazy...........e.

  6. #6
    Christine Dabney Guest

    Default Re: tomato question

    On Fri, 17 Sep 2010 16:58:42 -0500, Janet Wilder
    <[email protected]> wrote:


    >Why did you roast the tomatoes? It's easier to skin them by dipping them
    >in boiling water for 30 seconds then into cold water. They won't lose
    >their moisture as quickly as roasting them for 90 minutes.
    >
    >Roasting is what you do to skin peppers.


    They are roasted for more flavor. I have seen Rick Bayless and other
    Mexican chefs do this. It isn't for convenience, but for flavor.

    Christine
    --
    http://nightstirrings.blogspot.com

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    Mr. Bill Guest

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    On Fri, 17 Sep 2010 15:34:26 -0700, Christine Dabney
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >They are roasted for more flavor. I have seen Rick Bayless and other
    >Mexican chefs do this. It isn't for convenience, but for flavor.



    ANYTHING roasted intensifies flavor. Boiled chicken breast....bland.
    Roasted chicken breast...beautiful development of flavors! Same
    applies with tomatoes, squash, zucchini, etc.

    The Fine Art of Cooking involves personal choice.
    Many preferences, ingredients, and procedures may not
    be consistent with what you know to be true.
    As with any recipe, you may find your personal
    intervention will be necessary. Bon Appétit!

    http://whstoneman.blogspot.com

  8. #8
    Janet Wilder Guest

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    On 9/17/2010 5:34 PM, Christine Dabney wrote:
    > On Fri, 17 Sep 2010 16:58:42 -0500, Janet Wilder
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >> Why did you roast the tomatoes? It's easier to skin them by dipping them
    >> in boiling water for 30 seconds then into cold water. They won't lose
    >> their moisture as quickly as roasting them for 90 minutes.
    >>
    >> Roasting is what you do to skin peppers.

    >
    > They are roasted for more flavor. I have seen Rick Bayless and other
    > Mexican chefs do this. It isn't for convenience, but for flavor.
    >
    > Christine


    Perhaps for another type of dish. I've roasted Roma tomatoes, too, but
    not for making salsa with them. They get too shriveled.

    --
    Janet Wilder
    Way-the-heck-south Texas
    Spelling doesn't count. Cooking does.

  9. #9
    Christine Dabney Guest

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    On Fri, 17 Sep 2010 19:22:53 -0500, Janet Wilder
    <[email protected]> wrote:


    >Perhaps for another type of dish. I've roasted Roma tomatoes, too, but
    >not for making salsa with them. They get too shriveled.


    Well.they won't make your typical salsa with raw tomatoes, but they
    will still make a salsa. And it can be quite good.

    Bayless also roasts the chile peppers and onions too, for this type of
    preparation.

    Christine
    --
    http://nightstirrings.blogspot.com

  10. #10
    notbob Guest

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    On 2010-09-17, Mr Bill <[email protected]> wrote:
    > On Fri, 17 Sep 2010 15:34:26 -0700, Christine Dabney
    ><[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>They are roasted for more flavor. I have seen Rick Bayless and other
    >>Mexican chefs do this. It isn't for convenience, but for flavor.

    >
    >
    > ANYTHING roasted intensifies flavor. Boiled chicken breast....bland.



    Yikes!! Tread lightly, MB. Yer tracking on touchy terra.

    nb

  11. #11
    notbob Guest

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    On 2010-09-18, Christine Dabney <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Well.they won't make your typical salsa with raw tomatoes.....


    (must - not - lose - it!)

    nb <gritting teeth>

  12. #12
    Bob Terwilliger Guest

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    notbob didn't lose it with Christine:

    >> Well.they won't make your typical salsa with raw tomatoes.....

    >
    > (must - not - lose - it!)
    >
    > nb <gritting teeth>


    Would it help if she had changed "typical" to "stereotypical"?

    Bob

  13. #13
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: tomato question

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    lainie <[email protected]> wrote:

    > The Salsa I'm making calls for 8 cups chopped, skinned tomatoes. I
    > roasted the tomatoes for about 90 minutes and now only have 4 cups. I
    > think they would have reduced anyway in the salsa but I'm not sure if
    > I should add more (unroasted).....??? e.


    Did the recipy specify that the tomatoes be roasted before or after
    peeling and chopping? If not‹i.e., if you did that all of your own‹I
    think I'd prepare more tomatoes so you have the 8 cups your recipe calls
    for. Are you, perchance canning this recipe? If so, is it a tested
    recipe (sufficiently acidic to be safe for waterbath processing)?

    I'm curious to see what others say, too.

    --
    Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    Holy Order of the Sacred Sisters of St. Pectina of Jella
    "Always in a jam, never in a stew; sometimes in a pickle."
    A few pics from the Fair are here:
    http://gallery.me.com/barbschaller#100254

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    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: tomato question

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    lainie <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Sep 17, 5:58*pm, Janet Wilder <kelliepoo...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > > Why did you roast the tomatoes? It's easier to skin them by dipping them
    > > in boiling water for 30 seconds then into cold water. They won't lose
    > > their moisture as quickly as roasting them for 90 minutes.
    > >
    > > Roasting is what you do to skin peppers.

    >
    > It was easier for me to pop them in the oven and leave them. And at
    > the same time, I roasted some garlic.
    >
    > Call me lazy...........e.


    :-) You could have skinned, say, 15 tomatoes in a lot less than 90
    minutes. :-) Make an x on the top of the tomatoe, plunge it for ten
    seconds in boiling water, drop it into cold water, and start peeling
    from that x cut. Works a treat. In about 15 minutes if you had about
    15 tomatoes to work with.

    --
    Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    Holy Order of the Sacred Sisters of St. Pectina of Jella
    "Always in a jam, never in a stew; sometimes in a pickle."
    A few pics from the Fair are here:
    http://gallery.me.com/barbschaller#100254

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    Ranee at Arabian Knits Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    Christine Dabney <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Fri, 17 Sep 2010 16:58:42 -0500, Janet Wilder
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    > >Why did you roast the tomatoes? It's easier to skin them by dipping them
    > >in boiling water for 30 seconds then into cold water. They won't lose
    > >their moisture as quickly as roasting them for 90 minutes.
    > >
    > >Roasting is what you do to skin peppers.

    >
    > They are roasted for more flavor. I have seen Rick Bayless and other
    > Mexican chefs do this. It isn't for convenience, but for flavor.


    I've never roasted them for 90 minutes for salsa, though.

    Regards,
    Ranee @ Arabian Knits

    "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13

    http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/

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    Christine Dabney Guest

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    On Sat, 18 Sep 2010 01:27:30 GMT, notbob <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On 2010-09-18, Christine Dabney <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Well.they won't make your typical salsa with raw tomatoes.....

    >
    >(must - not - lose - it!)
    >
    >nb <gritting teeth>


    You having a problem with something out of the ordinary, nb?

    Want some recipes?

    http://splendidtable.publicradio.org...penosalsa.html

    http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives...sa-recipe.html

    http://marriedwithdinner.com/2010/08...g-salsa-negra/

    http://orangette.blogspot.com/2007/0...n-usually.html

    http://userealbutter.com/2010/08/16/salsa-recipe/

    http://mixedgreensblog.com/2008/07/2...n-dance-to-it/

    Christine
    --
    http://nightstirrings.blogspot.com

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    notbob Guest

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    On 2010-09-18, Christine Dabney <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > You having a problem with something out of the ordinary, nb?


    Are you?

    "In Mexican cuisine, pico de gallo (Spanish for "rooster's beak"),
    also called salsa fresca, is a fresh, uncooked condiment made from
    chopped tomato....."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pico_de_gallo

    nb

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    Christine Dabney Guest

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    On Sat, 18 Sep 2010 01:54:52 GMT, notbob <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On 2010-09-18, Christine Dabney <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >> You having a problem with something out of the ordinary, nb?

    >
    >Are you?
    >
    >"In Mexican cuisine, pico de gallo (Spanish for "rooster's beak"),
    >also called salsa fresca, is a fresh, uncooked condiment made from
    >chopped tomato....."
    >
    >http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pico_de_gallo


    There are more salsas than just that kind, nb. There are salsas made
    out of roasted ingredients as well. Some people call them salsa roja,
    at least from what I have read.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salsa_%28sauce%29

    Christine
    --
    http://nightstirrings.blogspot.com

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    notbob Guest

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    On 2010-09-18, Christine Dabney <[email protected]> wrote:

    q> Well.they won't make your typical salsa with raw tomatoes, but they
    > will still make a salsa. And it can be quite good.
    >
    > Bayless also roasts the chile peppers and onions too, for this type of
    > preparation.
    >
    > Christine


  20. #20
    aem Guest

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    On Sep 17, 6:57 pm, Christine Dabney <artis...@ix.netcom.com> wrote:
    > On Sat, 18 Sep 2010 01:54:52 GMT, notbob <not...@nothome.com> wrote:
    > >On 2010-09-18, Christine Dabney <artis...@ix.netcom.com> wrote:

    >
    > >> You having a problem with something out of the ordinary, nb?

    >
    > >Are you?

    >
    > >"In Mexican cuisine, pico de gallo (Spanish for "rooster's beak"),
    > >also called salsa fresca, is a fresh, uncooked condiment made from
    > >chopped tomato....."

    >
    > >http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pico_de_gallo

    >
    > There are more salsas than just that kind, nb. There are salsas made
    > out of roasted ingredients as well. Some people call them salsa roja,
    > at least from what I have read.
    >
    > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salsa_%28sauce%29


    The OP did not say whether she was making a fresh salsa or a cooked
    one. I assumed a cooked one, like 'salsa casera,' because the
    roasting would add flavor. nb assumed a raw one, apparently, where
    the roasting may just have seemed an odd way to facilitate
    peeling. -aem


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