Yellow Tomato Sauce

The number of tomato varieties are HUGE and comes in several different colors and shapes. My (Ann) parents has been growing tomatoes as long as I can remember and my dad always wants to try new varieties. This year he decided to to the yellow pear tomato and he sowed several seeds hoping to get a plant or two – but unexpectedly they all grew and he ended up with 7 or 8 plant of this specific sort (and then came the 3 others sorts he sowed the year).

Some of the pants were given to family and friend (we got a plant to – the picture below) and then he kept the 3 plants himself. Having kept three plant himself means that one needs to be creative when cooking, if not having tomato salad every day 🙂

Last week there were an over float of tomatoes and my parents agreed that we should make try and make some yellow tomato sauce. Normally when we make tomato sauce we add red wine, but this would ruin both the taste and color of this sauce, so we decided to use chicken stock instead, which turned out to be the perfect match 🙂

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Ingredients (4 cups)

2 large onions, chopped

4 garlic cloves, chopped

2 tbsp. thyme leaves

1 tbsp. ground pepper

1 tbsp. butter

1-2 jalapeños, sliced

2 lb. yellow pear tomatoes, chopped

2 cups chicken stock

1 tbsp. salt

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Melt butter in a saucepan, add chopped onions, garlic, thyme and ground pepper. Sauté for a few minutes until the onions begins to soften – then add the chopped tomatoes and jalapeños.

Stir and let cook for about 5-8 minutes until the tomatoes gets soft.IMG_1312IMG_1314

When the tomatoes has softened, you can the chicken stock and bring to a boil. IMG_1315 IMG_1316

When boiling add salt and turn down the heat. Let simmer for approximately 2 hours or until it looks like the picture below. Stir occasionally.IMG_1318

Transfer the cooked tomatoes to blender and blend until smooth. Pour into sterilized jar, close immediately and fridge until use. Can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 weeks.IMG_1319 IMG_1321

Bon Appétit!

Ingredienser (1 liter)

2 large onions, chopped

4 garlic cloves, chopped

2 tbsp. thyme leaves

1 tbsp. ground pepper

1 tbsp. butter

1-2 jalapeños, sliced

900 g yellow pear tomatoes, chopped

1/2 liter chicken stock

1 tbsp. salt

Gnocchi and Meatball with Gorgonzola Tomato Sauce

Last week we made this fabulous dinner and we are definitely going to make it again – soon 🙂

The meatballs are greek inspired with the feta cheese and olives and it fits very well with the gorgonzola sauce and the gnocchi. It was our first time serving gnocchi’s and as with everything else we needed to taste and feel how they are supposed to taste and feel before making them ourselves. So next time, we will try making them ourselves and hopefully be able to make a post on it from our first attempt 🙂

 

Ingredients (4 servings)

1 lb. grounded pork

1 large onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 cup bread crumbs

1 egg

1/3 cup feta cheese, crumbled

10 olives, pitted and chopped

3 sun dried tomatoes, chopped

1/8 cup basil leaves, chopped

Salt and pepper

1 tbsp. butter

 

3 cup tomato sauce

2-4 tbsp. gorgonzola

Salt

 

2 lb. gnocchi

2 tbsp. pesto

Basil leaves

Parmesan cheese, grated

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Place pork, onion, garlic, bread crumbs, egg, feta cheese, sun dried tomatoes and basil in a mixing bowl and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper, cover with plastic foil and fridge for 30 minutes.

Form the meat into small balls – the size of a golf ball, and fry in melted butter on a medium/hot pan – one minute on each side. Transfer the meatballs to a heat proof dish, cover with one cup of tomato sauce and bake in the oven for 20 minutes at 350F.

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Approximately 10 minutes before the meatballs are finished, you can begin to heat the tomato sauce (if it is pre-made) and cook the gnocchi.

Place the remaining 2 cups tomato sauce in a saucepan and warm at medium/low heat for 5 minutes. Add the gorgonzola, let it melt, stir to combine and keep warm until serving (low heat). Season with salt.

Cook the gnocchi as described on the back of the package (most descriptions says 3 minutes in salted water). Transfer to colander and let all  water drip off. Place the cooked and drained gnocchi into the heated tomato sauce.

Take the meatballs out of the oven and stir a few times to combine the sauce around the meatballs.

Place gnocchi with tomato sauce in a soup plate. Place 3-4 meatballs on top of the gnocchi and decorate with basil leaves, grated parmesan cheese and pesto.

Serve with a glass of your favorite red wine 🙂

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Bon Appétit!

Ingredients (4 servings)

450 g hakket svinekød

1 stort løg, hakket

2 fed hvidløg, presset

1,2 dl brødkrummer/rasp

1 æg

0,8 dl feta ost, smuldret

10 oliven, udstenet og hakket

3 soltørrede tomater, hakket

3 spsk. basilikum blade, hakkede

Salt og peber

1 spsk. smør

 

7 dl tomat sauce

2-4 spsk. gorgonzola

Salt

 

900 g gnocchi

2 spsk. pesto

Basilikum blade

Parmesan ost, revet

 

God fornøjelse venner 🙂

Spaghetti with Tiger Prawns and Tomato Sauce

I really had trouble deciding on tonights dinner. First I didn’t want to cook at all, then I wanted to make steaks – again (I am a true meat lover, and gets large steaks instead of flowers on Valentines day :-)), then I wanted pork cheeks and finally when I opened the freezer and saw the tiger prawns I decided on this fabulous recipe.

Prawns and spaghetti is the perfect combination – just change the sauce and your have can make hundreds of different dishes. This one is definitely in our top 10 when it comes to dishes containing spaghetti.

How that you and your family will love it as much as we do 🙂

 

Ingredients (4 servings)

2 tbsp. olive oil

3 shallots, chopped

4 scallions, chopped

4 garlic cloves, minced

2 red chilies, chopped

1 can crushed tomatoes

6 small tomatoes

3/4 cup white wine

1/4 cup cream

1/2 cup basil leafs, chopped

1/2 pound tiger prawns, cleaned

Salt

Pepper

1 pound spaghetti

1/3 cup parmesan cheese, grated

 

Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add chopped shallots, scallions, chilies and garlic. Cook for 5-10 minutes or until the onions turn golden. Stir occasionally to avoid that the onions get burned.

Add white wine, tomatoes and cream. Cook for approximately 25-30 minutes. While cooking, chop the fresh tomatoes into quarters.

Cook the spaghetti according to package directions. Drain when cooked and transfer to a large bowl

When the tomato sauce has thickened, add the tiger prawns and continue to cook for 4-5 minutes. Add the fresh tomatoes and 2/3 of the chopped basil leafs and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

Add the sauce to the drained spaghetti and toss to mix.

Arrange on a pretty dish and sprinkle with parmesan cheese and the remaining 1/3 cup chopped basil leafs.

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Serve with a good Italian baguette and a cold glass of your favorite white wine 🙂

Bon Appétit!

Ingredients (4 servings)

2 tbsp. olive oil

3 shallots, chopped

4 scallions, chopped

4 garlic cloves, minced

2 red chilies, chopped

1 can crushed tomatoes

6 small tomatoes

1.8 dl white wine

0.6 dl cream

1.25 dl basil leafs, chopped

450 g tiger prawns, cleaned

Salt

Pepper

1 pound spaghetti

1/3 cup parmesan cheese, grated