Thursday, 11 March 2010

Sundried Tomatoes in Olive oil.

I was not going to post anything more this week as I didn't had anything intresting to post. Can you imagine that. But then today afternoon while I was reading a recipe in one of my cooking books they asked for sundried tomatoes in oil.
I thought why not make them at home, anyway I still have a lot of the tomatoes i bought from Italy.

Last summer when we went for holiday to Italy I had bought some 4 huge packets of sun dried tomatoes. Have been using them regulary in dishes .

There is no recipe for this, I just added a hand full of dried tomatoes and poured good olive oil till they got filled. You can add herbs if you want, but i thought I will keep the taste as it is.

I will be suing this in pasta dishes, salades etc.....

45 comments:

Priya said...

Thats a fantastic idea!!!

kothiyavunu said...

Oh wow..Wonderful recipe!!I need to make this immediately!

Cham said...

The sundried tomato u got from Italy is quiet different what I have right now here! Such a vibrant pict shots! I wonder how u use in salad, do u drizzle?

indosungod said...

I have sundried tomatoes and wondering what to do with them. Pouring olive oil over them will make them juicy and good in pastas. oh thank you very much.

FoodyGuru (Srimathi) said...

The sun dried tomatoes in oil look good.I did not see a recipe, is just oil and tomatoes or did you add spices to them?

ruchikacooks said...

Yummy! Good for pasta..

Mansi said...

Please mail me a box HC, b'coz I have several recipe that could use those luscious tomatoes!:) lovely pics:)

Uma said...

those sundried tomatoes looks sooo pretty :)

tasteofbeirut said...

Thanks for this tip; i don't usually buy sundried tomatoes because I don't know what to do with them!

PJ said...

i love sun-dried tomatoes in everything, pastas, sandwiches, pesto.. you name it! love the sun-dried tomato picture.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Sounds new to me,sure wud taste great with pastas and salads!

5 Star Foodie said...

Great idea to make sundried tomatoes at home and always so useful to have them on hand!

Sharmila said...

My husband is a big fan of sundried tomatoes .. so I keep making them in the oven. I think fried tomatoes will taste much better. :-)

Supriya Nair said...

Marvelous color there...love the sundried tomatoes and yearning to have them here in Mumbai...thanks for the recipe!

Parita said...

I love sundried tomatoes in my pesto and pastas!

sowmya's creative saga said...

woow..i would love to use them in pizzas and pastas..

jayasree said...

Beautiful clicks, HC.

Sushma Mallya said...

Looks Nice,lovely pic finla...

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

We love sun-dried tomatoes in pasta and to make tapenade-type spreads too! Last year in summer I made them at home, but in the oven - you know how rare sun was in Belgium then!

Aparna said...

I tried sun drying tomatoes last year and the day I cut the tomatoes, it started raining, in summer!!! :(
Must give it a go again this year.

An Open Book said...

Hmm...i keep buying them from the store and it somehow gets spoilt really fast..du refrigerate this?

Asha said...

Finla, finding it difficult to comment in other blogs too, have to type repeatedly or copy first and then post atleast 3 times. It keeps disappearing and shows error 404! I got tired and decided to take a break until next week. I will see if I can trick blogger edit post by opening a new blog and import the post to publish at FH on Wednesday, hope it works.

Love the sundried tomatoes in Pasta or Chili dishes. Looks yum, great idea to preserve in Olive oil too.

SathyaSridhar said...

Its very informative and can store tomatoes for long time,,,

Happy Cook said...

Cham I just slice them into half and add to the salade.

Foody guru I have written in my post there is no recipe , just added oil, didn't had any herbs as i wanted the taste to be pure.

An open book, i just did them yesterday so I think i will use them in few days few and then I am gonna keep then i the fridge as you said it get spoiled .

Asha hope it works, so that we cann se new posts :-) and anwya it is a good time to take a break as Trish is there.

Suparna said...

good way of storing the sun dried tomatoes HC...wanna make it naturally atleast once in my life time ;)
TC

AnuSriram said...

Thats a nice idea!! But i have never used these dried tomatoes in my dishes... Gotta try them!!

Nostalgia said...

Nice that you have so much sun dried tomatoes handy. Lovely presentation.

Roopa said...

The pics are beautiful :) nice clarity and brightness :)

Arlene said...

I often use prepared sundried tomatoes both just dry and those packed in oil. But I like to try to get away from commercial ones and make as much as I can myself. So this is a good idea. Why didn't I think of this!!! Plus, the oil after the tomatoes are used is also so tasty. Did you dry the tomatoes in your oven first?

Patty said...

Beautiful coloring on those tomatoes! Great shots too!

sra said...

This is news to me that you can just pour olive oil over them and leave it like that, without any heating required!
Lovely pix!

Suma Rajesh said...

woo looks sooo good..

Angie's Recipes said...

That looks absolutely gorgeous! I always bought soaked with olive oil in tins.

Peanutts said...

I love sundried tomatoes, but cant seem to find any in this part of malaysia, have you ever tried making them at hom.

Pedhakka said...

Like your pictures !!

simply.food said...

A simple and easy way to preserve the tomatoes.

Maria♥ said...

This looks wonderful and perfect to add to pasta.

Maria
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Vibaas said...

i have never used sun dried tomatos. This sounds like a nice idea to use with olive oil. I'll try.

Sig said...

I always buy the sundried tomatoes in oil, and keep pouring more oil in it to keep it fresh. But making my own is a fantastic idea, I can really spice it up a bit too :)

Barbara Bakes said...

Sun dried tomatoes from Italy. Sounds like a wonderful thing to have around!

Akal's Saappadu said...

sun dried tomatoes are very practical, I use them in my pasta sauces too!! have a nice day!!!

kamala said...

hello Fin How r u doing? u know India is so busy..Hubby didnt visit Belgium..As his home institution ( India) asked to remain here.He may visit Belgium during vacation..I am quiet frustrated for inavailability of lot ot things in my place..Nandu likes this with pasta.

Soma said...

We love sundried tomatoes. Can imagine how wonderful it is in olive oil.

Cindy said...

My mouth is drooling.

lissie said...

F, this is a fantastic idea! I am going to try it from scratch when I go back to India :)