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Start your summer right with this tasty tomato paella recipe…

Ingredients:

  • 3 ½ cups stock or water
  • 1 ½ pounds ripe tomatoes, cored and cut into thick wedges
  •  Salt and black pepper
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 minced medium onion
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 cups Spanish or other short-grain rice

Method:

Step 1 – Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Warm stock or water in a saucepan. Put tomatoes in a medium bowl and sprinkle with salt and pepper, drizzle with 1 tbsp of olive oil.

Step 2 – Put remaining oil in an ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and cook for 3-5 minutes until vegetables soften.

Step 3 – Stir in tomato paste and paprika, cook for a minute more. Add rice and cook, stirring occasionally, until it is shiny. Add liquid and stir until just combined.

Step 4 – Put tomato wedges on top of rice and drizzle with juices from the bottom of the bowl. Put the pan in the oven and roast for 15 minutes. When the rice is ready, let the pan sit for 5-15 minutes.

Step 5 – Sprinkle the contents with parsley.

Serve and enjoy!

Why not have a taste of breakfast for dinner with our simple and tasty recipe for an egg bacon and tomato tart?

Ingredients:

  • 200g sour cream or creme fraiche
  • 2 tsp chopped thyme leaves, plus extra to serve
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 150g halved cherry tomatoes
  • 2 truss tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 6 smoky bacon rashers
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 tbs pure (thin) cream
  • 2 tbs finely grated cheddar cheese

For the Cheddar Pastry:

  • 125g each plain and wholemeal flour
  • 150g chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 100g cheddar cheese, coarsely grated
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbs white vinegar

Method:

Step 1 – For the cheddar pastry: combine the flours, butter, cheddar, and a pinch of salt in a food processor and pulse until combined but maintain small lumps of butter.

Step 2 – Merge the egg and vinegar in a bowl, mixing with a fork, then add to the mixture. Gently add the dry ingredients until a rough dough forms.

Step 3 – Lightly knead to form into a disc, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate to rest for 1 hour.

Step 4 – Roll out pastry on a lightly floured surface to a rectangle and line a baking tray, pressing into the corners. Trim so the edges overhang the sides by about 2cm. Refrigerate until required.

Step 5 – Preheat the oven to 180°C. Combine sour cream, thyme, and mustard in a bowl and spread over the base of the tart.

Step 6 – Spread tomatoes over the top, leaving six gaps (these gaps are where the eggs will fit). Tear the bacon into rough pieces and tuck around the tomatoes.

Step 7 – Crack an egg into each gap. Drizzle over the cream, scatter with the cheddar and season, then gently fold in the overhanging pastry to form a rough border.

Step 8 – Bake for 30-35 minutes until the pastry is golden brown and the eggs are set. Serve the tart warm or at room temperature.

Enjoy!

Fancy adding a different flavour to your tomatoes? We’ve got you covered with an easy to follow and delicious recipe for garlic fried tomatoes!

Ingredients:

  • 4x large, ripe tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 crushed garlic

Method:

Step 1 – Gently pan fry the extra virgin olive oil.

Step 2 – Slice the tomatoes evenly through the middle.

Step 3 – Add the halved tomatoes to the pan and allow them to soften, then add the crushed garlic and infuse the ingredients.

Step 4 – Serve and enjoy!

Perfect servers – This recipe is perfect to serve as a starter with any bread of your choice. Also pairs well with small plates such as hummus and kibbeh which will add to the Middle Eastern origin of the dish. 

Add a bit of (mild) spice to your life with this creamy lamb and tomato curry recipe!

Ingredients 

  • Olive oil
  • 6 tbsp natural yoghurt
  • 5 pods cardamom, seeds ground
  • 4 chopped tomatoes
  • 3 crushed garlic cloves
  • 1 large onion, halved and sliced
  • 1 small chunk of ginger, finely grated
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 tbsp ground almonds
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp mild chili powder
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • 500g lamb neck filet, sliced into chunks
  • 300ml chicken stock
  • Rice or naan bread to serve with

 

Method 

Step 1 – Heat 2 tbsp of olive oil in a pan and cook the onion, garlic and ginger until the onion is soft and has colour. Add all the spices and tomato puree then cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 2 – Add the lamb and rotate it in the mixture for a few minutes until it is opaque.

Step 3 – Add the chicken stock and simmer the contents, cover, and cook for 1 hour.

Step 4 – Add the almonds and tomatoes then cook for an additional 15 minutes, uncovered.

Step 5 – Stir in the yoghurt and heat gently. When ready serve with rice or naan bread.

Enjoy!

Try this tasty tomato tart recipe as an alternative way to incorporate tomatoes into your meal!

Ingredients 

  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 4 tbsp soft cheese
  • 375g puff pastry
  • 8 ripe tomatoes
  • Flour
  • Chunk parmesan
  • Anchovies or olives

 

Method 

Step 1 – Turn the oven on to 200C, 180C fan, gas.

Step 2 – Mix the soft cheese and mustard together in a small bowl.

Step 3 – Cut tomatoes into thick slices.

Step 4 – Roll the pastry into a rectangle on a floured surface and transfer the pastry onto a baking sheet. Trim off any excess pastry, mark a border the thickness of 2 fingers around the edge.

Step 5 – Spread the soft cheese into the border and arrange the tomato slices on top. Decorate with anchovies or olives.

Step 6 – Grate parmesan on top of the tart and cook for 30 minutes.

Enjoy!

We all know and love a classic tomato pasta sauce as a quick and easy reliable addition to our food cupboard. Why not try this recipe with our roterno tomato? This is the traditional tomato used in Italian cooking which will infuse your meal with the authentic taste of Italy.

Ingredients 

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes

 

Method 

Step 1 – Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan and add the onions, cook on a low heat until soft.

Step 2 – Add the garlic and tomato puree. Cook for a few minutes then add the oregano and chopped tomatoes.

Step 3 – Season accordingly and simmer for 20 minutes.

Step 4 – Allow the sauce to cool and store in a sterilised jar in the fridge for up to a week or store in a container and freeze for 2 months.

Best served with any variety of pasta.

Fancy a taste of summer 2022? Look no further because this quick and easy tomato salsa recipe is the perfect server in the warmer weather!

Ingredients 

  • 4-6 medium tomatoes, peeled and chopped into small chunks
  • ½ red onion, chopped into small chunks
  • 1 small garlic clove, chopped
  • White wine vinegar, a small splash
  • ½ juiced lime
  • ½ coriander bunch, chopped

Method 

Step 1 – Merge the tomatoes, red onion, garlic, white wine vinegar, lime juice and coriander into a bowl.

Step 2 – Stir the contents of the bowl then refrigerate until ready to serve.

This salsa can be served with anything savoury whether you want to dip your nibbles into it or use it as a sauce in your fajitas, this is the recipe for you!

Love tomato ketchup? Well, why not try and make your own homemade version. Great family cooking activity.

Ingredients

  • 2 cans peeled ground tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
  • 1 whole clove

Method

Step 1- Add the ground tomatoes into a slow cooker. Next swirl in the water.

Step 2- Add the sugar, vinegar, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, mustard, black pepper and whole clove. 

Step 3- Whisk to combine.

Step 4- Cook on high for 10- 12 hours, stirring every hour. 

Step 5- Once thick, smooth the texture of the ketchup using a blender for 20 seconds. 

Step 6- Finally strain the mixture to remain any skins and seeds. Then leave to cool. 

Enjoy!

Need to use up a surplus of ripe tomatoes? Then this chutney recipe is for you. Perfect to go with a delicious cheeseboard. 

Ingredients:

  • 3 finely chopped red onions
  • 1kg chopped ripe tomatoes
  • 8 garlic cloves
  • 2 thumb-sized piece ginger
  • 300g soft light brown sugar 
  • 250ml red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp dried chilli flakes

Method:

Step 1- Add all ingredients into a large pan and simmer over a medium heat for 45minuets. 

Step 2- Stir for a further 20minuets over a high heat until the ingredients forms a jam. 

Step 3- Pour into jam jars, then place into a cool and dark cupboard for three months. Once open, keep in the fridge. 

Enjoy! 

Whether you’re looking for a new quick and tasty snack or a vegetarian alternative, these stuffed tomatoes are for you!

Which tomatoes are best for stuffing?

When purchasing your tomatoes for this recipe, you want to look for medium- sized roterno tomatoes with firm walls. 

Ingredients:

  • 4 medium roterno tomatoes
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh basil chopped
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Method:
Step 1- Slice tomatoes in half horizontally and start to spoon out the flesh inside. 

Step 2- Drain off the seeds and water from the fleshy insides and chop up the remains to use as filling. 

Step 3- Add in the mozzarella, Parmesan, melted butter, bread crumbs and chopped basil into the tomato mix. Add garlic and salt to taste.

Step 4- Once mixed together, start to stuff your tomato shells with the filling.

Step 5- Place stuffed tomatoes onto a baking tray and drizzle with olive oil.

Step 6- Finally, bake for 15mins. 

Enjoy!