Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Home made Tomato Juice

I came across this @ Simply Recipes & the moment she mentioned V8, it sealed the deal. I couldn't wait to try this out. So right after I packed the Girl off to school, this was the first thing I did. We were eating tomato salads almost every meal, it was time to do something else with the tomatoes.

It's yummy. I might try it with more celery the next time (either mine were a little old or I didn't put enough) & did anyone mention Bloody Mary ?

Home made Tomato Juice
source Simply Recipes

1.5 kg of very ripe tomatoes, cored & roughly chopped
1 1/4 cups of chopped celery with leaves (I will add more next time)
1/3 cup chopped onion
2 Tbsp sugar (depending on how ripe your tomatoes are, add to taste)
1 tsp salt
pinch black pepper
8-10 drops of Tabasco or your favorite hot sauce

1. Put all the ingredients into a pot (she mentions using stainless steel not aluminium so that it doesn't affect the acidity of the tomatoes). Bring to a boil, uncovered until the mixtures is soupy, about 25 mins

2. Force it through a sieve. Cool & then chill in the fridge

Makes just under 1 litre. I'll make a bigger batch next time & freeze it.


Kitchen Flavours said...

Tomato juice looks gr8. Awesome color. First time here you have a nice and pretty blog.

Tsu Lin + + said...

The photo looks lovely. But, urgh : Tomatoes, chopped onion, black pepper = juice **GAGGGGG!**

To each its own.

BTW, thanks for the award, just got back and saw this. Will post my response on my blog soon-ish.

Elise said...

So glad you liked the recipe! (and great photo by the way)

petite fleur said...

Kitchen flavours - thank you for dropping by.

tsu lin - you are obviously not a fan of bloody marys.

elise - I love it so much I'm making another batch even as I type.