Sep 4, 2012

La Tavola Marche: How to Jar Tomatoes in 6 Simple Steps
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Time Saving Tip: There is no need to peel the tomatoes first. When you open the jars to use them – pass them through a food mill.

Here’s how we jar/preserve our tomatoes in Italy:
The most common tomato used for jarring is San Marzano but we use a mixture of our heirloom tomatoes with the San Marzanos. 

  1. Pick tomatoes when ripe. Leave in a cool dry place to deepen in flavor & mature for a couple days. Once they are nice & soft, deep red it’s time to jar.
  2. Wash well. Slice in half & scoop out most of the seeds (if they are large, cut in half again or into chunks.) Toss into a colander to drain.
  3. In a clean jar pack in your tomatoes nice & tight – using a wooden spoon to push out all the air between the tomatoes. This process is very important – be thorough. When jars are full to the top add a pinch of salt and tightly close the lid.
  4. Wrap jars in newspaper (to prevent banging around in the pot). Place jars in the biggest pot you have – it must be deep enough to fully submerge the jars. ONLY if your pot is tall enough – you can add a rack on top of your jars & add a second layer. DO NOT stack jars without a rack.
  5. 5. Fill the pot with water …

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