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How To Freeze Tomatoes

By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
How To Freeze Tomatoes

Freezing tomatoes is very common as the tomato is a product widely used in many kitchens and the only way of having fresh tomatoes all year round is by freezing them. There are several ways to freeze tomatoes depending on the kind and way you do so. Next, we'll tell you about some of them.

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How to freeze tomato juice

To freeze tomatoes in their juice, cut the tomatoes into quarters or eighths. Simmer them for 5-10 minutes. Put them through a sieve. If desired, add 1 teaspoon of salt for every 4 cups of juice. Now they're ready to go in the freezer.

How To Freeze Tomatoes - How to freeze tomato juice

How to freeze stewed tomatoes

To freeze stewed tomatoes, clean the tomatoes individually, washing them under running water. Remove the stem of the tomatoes. Fill a pot with water and bring it to a boil. Place two to three tomatoes at a time in the water. Take the tomatoes from the pan with a spoon when the skin begins to loosen (after 30 seconds). Bathe the tomatoes immediately in ice water. This prevents the tomatoes from cooking and losing more skin. Remove the skin from the tomatoes, using a serrated knife to remove any piece of tough skin, and core the tomato. At this point you can freeze the tomatoes whole or cut them into halves or quarters. Put the tomatoes into plastic bags and then into the freezer.

How To Freeze Tomatoes - How to freeze stewed tomatoes

How to freeze fresh tomatoes

Put the fresh tomatoes in boiling water for 30-60 seconds to take off the skin. Peel and core the tomatoes. Freeze the fresh tomatoes whole or in pieces.

How To Freeze Tomatoes - How to freeze fresh tomatoes

How to freeze cherry tomatoes

Have you got lots of cherry tomatoes at home and can't get round to eating them all? You'll just have to wash the cherry tomatoes, get rid of the core properly and put them on a tray with wax paper or similar on top. Once your tray is full, place it in the freezer and you're done.

Note that frozen cherry tomatoes are not that suitable for salads after they have been defrosted.

How To Freeze Tomatoes - How to freeze cherry tomatoes

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Tips
  • Do not refreeze tomatoes after they have been defrosted. They will lose their consistency and won't have the same taste as before.
  • Ripe tomatoes taste better than fresh or frozen ones.
  • If you don't grow your own tomatoes, visit the market to find a wide selection of ripe tomatoes. Choose ones that are tender with a bright colour.

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