I roasted them in the oven for about an hour. Then I pulled them out and lightly pureed with my immersion blender, and then began the tedious job of pressing them through a sieve to separate out the peels and seeds.
Yeah. I really need a food mill. This part SUCKED.
Then I spent a gajillion hours reducing my paste. Until eventually it was Sunday morning and I had about 16 ounces of tomato paste to can up.
That is right folks... 5 lbs of tomatoes + hours of work = 16 ounces of paste.
|I have FOUR of these 4 ounce beauties now...|
But, it was worth it. And I was only 2 hours late for a party.