We planted Roma tomatoes this year because I wanted to try making my own passata. The part of the process which I did not mention in the family discussion was that it would involve a new toy: a tomato squeezer.
The machine arrived; the tomatoes ripened; and, tonight, there is passata. There isn’t a lot. But, it is more than I thought would come out of the tomatoes which were to hand.
I started off by chopping the tomatoes into a large pan over a medium heat. When they were soft, I turned off the stove and let them cool. Once cool, I ran them through the squeezer. Then I ran the waste through again. By the time I’d done that, there was very little left to throw out.
This homemade passata is more watery than the stuff I buy from the store. But then again, I add water to the store bought passata to make Rhode Island Gravy. I shall just have to cook off a little more liquid when I make my next batch of gravy.