If you are like me you have too many tomatoes this time of year. I can’t even think about eating another tomato. Last weekend I decided to preserve the wonderful tomato flavors to use sometime deep in the heart of winter, when I’m craving the flavors of summer. The following is the step-by-step process to make freezer tomato sauce.
Start with several pounds of tomatoes. I used about 20 tomatoes various sizes.
Next, grab your largest pot add enough water to cover to tomatoes about half way when they are added to the pot. Bring water to boil and add 4 to 5 tomatoes to the pot. Leave tomatoes in pot for 5-6 minutes or until you see the skin start to pull away from the tomato.
As you can see as the tomatoes start to cool the skin begins to almost fall off. Peel all the tomatoes and prepare your blender or food processor to puree the tomatoes.
Place 4 to 5 tomatoes into the blender and blend until smooth. Continue process with the remainder of the tomatoes.
Prepare freezer Ziplok bags to hold your pureed tomato mixture. Pour tomato sauce into the freezer bags. Be sure you remove as much of the air as you can. I was able to get 4 bags out of the 20 tomatoes I started with. Place in freezer and enjoy throughout the winter to make soup, spaghetti sauce any recipe that requires the freshness of a summer tomato.