Posts Tagged "tomatoes"

Summer Vegetable Casserole with Eggs

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2 lbs. tomatoes                                                        1 teaspoons olive oil 1 tablespoon minced garlic                                     2 cups chopped onions 1 ½ lbs of diced zucchini/squash                                1 ½ lbs of peeled, diced eggplant Salt and pepper to taste                                        8 eggs 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese In a large pan over medium-high heat the oil and sauté the onions...

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Tomato Puree and/or Eggplant Salad

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Tomato Puree or Sauce 6 tomatoes Place the tomatoes in a large pan over medium heat with 2 tablespoons of water.  Cover and cook the tomatoes, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Set a food mill over a bowl. Pour the tomatoes and their juices into the food mill. Run the tomatoes through the mill. If you do not have a food mill, drain the tomatoes in a colander over a bowl to save the juices. Once the tomatoes are cool enough to handle, peel and finely chop them into the reserved juice. Use as in the recipe below or refrigerate to use within a week or pour into freezer containers and...

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Baked Eggplant with Tomato Sauce

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Eggplant, peeled and sliced into ½ inch thick slices ¼ cup plus 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup pepper, diced 3 cups tomatoes, diced 2 cups onions, chopped 1 pound fresh mozzarella, sliced ½ cup of basil, chopped Salt and pepper to taste Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Brush olive oil on both sides of the eggplant slices and place on a greased or parchment lined baking sheet. Bake until the eggplant is easily pierced with a fork. Check after 15 minutes and then check every few minutes until they are softened. Remove from the oven but leave the eggplant on the pan. Sauté the peppers until...

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Basic Blender Italian Tomato Sauce

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Lots of tomatoes                                                                    minced garlic cloves Small amount of dried or fresh basil and parsley            1 or 2 carrots, chopped Large amount of dried or fresh oregano                                    Salt and pepper Olive oil Use you imagination for quantities – in Italy no one follows a recipe for tomato sauce. Use lots of garlic unless you do not like garlic, but it is traditional. Carrots are used as a sweetener so...

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Panzanella Salad

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¾ pound rustic bread                                                    1 clove garlic, minced 3 pounds tomatoes, cut into 1 inch pieces                        1 tablespoon wine vinegar 2 cucumbers, sliced                                                              1 red onion, sliced 2 tablespoons olive oil (for the bread)                              salt and pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil (for the dressing) Remove the crust from the...

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