Video:Make Homemade Sun-Dried Tomatoeswith Sheilah Kaufman
Make sun-dried tomatoes at home so that you can add these treats to your pastas and salads. Here is a step-by-step guide to making homemade sun-dried tomatoes.See Transcript
Transcript:Make Homemade Sun-Dried TomatoesHi, I'm Sheilah Kaufman, cooking teacher, cookbook author, food editor and culinary lecturer. And today I'm going to show you how easy it is to make homemade sun-dried tomatoes.
Needed for Homemade Sun-Dried TomatoesYou'll need:
- tomatoes of your choice
- herbs of your choosing
Season the Tomatoes for Homemade Sun-Dried TomatoesWe have tomatoes cut in half and we have them on a kind of a raised screen. We don't want to crowd the tomatoes, we don't want them touching, and we're going to sprinkle them with sea salt or kosher salt. If you want you can use an herb or an herb or spice mixture of your own choosing. Mine is just some fresh basil leaves that I'm just going to sprinkle on the tomatoes.
Cover the Homemade Sun-Dried TomatoesI don't know about you, but I have a lot of blue jays and squirrels and chipmunks in my backyard who might think this is some wonderful new kind of a dish for them.Be sure and cover your tomatoes with cheesecloth to keep out insects while they lay in the sun.
Homemade Sun-Dried Tomatoes Dry for Two WeeksAllow the tomatoes to dry in the sunny area. Now this can take anywhere from four days to two weeks. The other important thing to remember is this has to come in every evening, because if you leave them out overnight, the morning dew will reconstitute the tomatoes that you're working so hard to dry.
Okay, it's been two weeks and here are homemade sun-dried tomatoes. Thanks so much for watching.
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