Homegrown Treasures Time To Harvest (Part 6) - Spaghetti with tomatoes & basil

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Spaghetti with tomatoes & basil

This is so simple yet tastes so good – although the tomatoes need to be really ripe and full flavoured.

·         Serves 4

·         Prep 5 mins

·         Cook 10 mins

Ingredient

·         250g/9oz spaghetti

·         2 banana shallots, finely sliced

·         2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

·         4 large tomatoes, chopped

·         25 basil leaves (ideally from a growing pot)

·         100g/4oz pitted Kalamata olives

·         3 tbp extra virgin olive oil

·         2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Recipe

Boil the pasta following pack instructions, about 9 mins. Meanwhile, put all the remaining ingredients in a large bowl with plenty of seasoning and toss together. Drain the pasta well, add to the tomato mixture and toss everything together until well mixed.

Per serving 340 Kcals, Protein 9g, Carbs 49g, Fat 12g, Sat Fat 2g, Fiber 5g, Sugar 6g, Salt 1.5g

Description: Spaghetti with tomatoes & basil

Spaghetti with tomatoes & basil

Simple passata

·         Makes about 750g/1lb 10 oz

·         Prep 5 mins

·         Cook 1 hr

Recipe

1.    Chop 1kg tomatoes and put in a pan with 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 tsp each salt and sugar, cover and cook gently, stirring frequently, until very soft. Remove the lid and, if it looks very juicy, cook a little longer to concentrate it.

2.    Traditionally it would be sieved now, but I blitz the lot with my hand blender, skin and all. Cool and pack into convenient packages, from ice-cube size for gravies to 500ml for soups, curries and casseroles. You could add other flavours like garlic, herbs, chilli, onion and celery, but I like to keep mine simple.

Per 250g 95 Kcals, Protein 2g, Carbs 11g, Fat 5g, Sat Fat 1g, Fiber 4g, Sugar 11g, Salt 1.7g

Description: Simple passata

Simple passata

About tomatoes

One of the joys of growing your own tomatoes is that you can experiment with varieties that might not be in the shops – and there are so many to discover. Another of the joys is picking them when they are absolutely, perfectly ripe and enjoying them very simply – try them on toast rubbed with garlic: squash a tomato on top, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Ridiculously good!

When the season really gets going, you may notice that some of your tomatoes start splitting. This is due to over-watering, so don’t be too generous, check plants after a rainy spell and use any split ones first. As soon as there is a chance of frost, pick your tomatoes even if they are still green, as the plants won’t survive (unless they’re in a greenhouse).

Unfortunately, tomatoes don’t freeze well due to their high water content. However, they make delicious chutneys and ketchups. I have also bottled them over the years in brine, but I think frozen passata (provided you have room in the freezer) gives you the greatest flexibility once the season is over

Description: One of the joys of growing your own tomatoes is picking them when they are absolutely, perfectly ripe and enjoying them very simply

One of the joys of growing your own tomatoes is picking them when they are absolutely, perfectly ripe and enjoying them very simply

 
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