Sun-dried tomatoes

Sun-dried tomatoes

Sun-dried tomatoes

Sun-dried tomatoes

Sun-dried tomatoes is unusual, flavorful, delicious and spicy appetizer, which is particularly popular in Italy. But to try it, not necessarily to go in this country or the shop such tomatoes can be prepared at home with their own hands.

What tomatoes used?

First of all, to do this vegetable recipes you need to pick a suitable tomatoes. They should be compact, smalland have a fleshy pulp. Juicy varieties are not suitable, because in the process ofdrying of them practically nothing left. It is important to select and use only ripeand sweet tomatoes, because after drying their taste is somewhat changed, andthe sweetness a little.

As vjalit’?

Make Sun dried tomatoes can be in different ways. The most simple and relatively quick option is drying in the oven. This method involves prolonged languorat low temperatures. Usually the process takes 78 hours, and oven warmed up to 140160 f. at higher temperatures (preferably no more than 215250 F) tomatoes dry out much faster.

Drying in the microwave will appreciate those who have it and who can’t, or don’t like to use the oven. The length of the cooking time depends on the capacity of the device. If the set maximum, the tomatoes will be ready in 2030 minutes.But it is better in processing them periodically check that does not retain moisture.

In the dryer. Such a device is used for drying fruits, berries and vegetables, and it is ideal for drying the tomatoes. For example, when 160 F for semifinals! 6 tomatoes or 7:00.

In the Sun. It is used this way in sunny Italy, and appetizer turned out very flavorful. But the process is complex and lengthy. First, the tray of vegetables must be placed in a well ventilated area outdoors. Secondly, tomatoes need to cover, otherwise they will be «bash« different insects. Thirdly, within a few days should bewarm and sunny. At night the tomatoes better clean up.


  • 10 small tomatoes
  • about a teaspoon of salt
  • three or four cloves of garlic
  • two tablespoons of sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp. spoons olive oil
  • Rosemary


First you need to wash the tomatoes and cut them in half.

Ravens further salt and sugar, to sprinkle oil and leave for an hour or two.

Garlic should be cleaned and any way to grind. Place the tomatoes on a greased pan, pour their remaining oil, sprinkle with garlic and Rosemary.

Send tomatoes flake when 140160 F in the dryer or the oven for a few hours.

Sun-dried tomatoes can be added to Baked fish & vegetables

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