Cooking tomatoes. There are many ways to cook tomatoes, including roasting, grilling, frying, and using them raw in salads or in sandwiches. Whatever you choose, we have cooking times for you! Translation in French: tomate.
How do I cook tomatoes?
- Preparing tomatoes
- Cooking tomatoes on a grill
- Cooking tomatoes in a pan (sauteed)
- Cooking tomatoes in a pot (in water)
- Cooking air fried tomato soup
- Frying tomatoes in a pan
- Cooking tomatoes in an oven (roasted)
- Cooking dried tomatoes in an oven
- Cooking stuffed tomatoes
What to pair tomatoes with?
Cooked tomatoes make a delicious base for pasta sauces. You can pair them with spaghetti, linguine, or any other type of pasta. Grilled steak or grilled chicken breasts pair well with roasted or grilled tomatoes. Cooked tomatoes make a great topping for eggs, whether you prefer them scrambled, fried, or in an omelet.
Here are simple steps to prepare tomatoes:
Rinse the tomatoes under cool running water. Cut out the green stem.
You may want to peel the tomatoes: score an “X” at the bottom of each tomato and blanch them in boiling water for 15-30 seconds. Then immediately transfer them to a bowl of ice water to cool down. The skins should easily peel off.
Depending on the recipe, you can cut the tomatoes into wedges, slices, or dice them.
If you prefer seedless tomatoes, slice the tomatoes in half horizontally and scoop out the seeds and pulp with a spoon.
Cooking tomatoes on a grill
Cooking tomatoes on a grill. Grilling adds a smoky flavor to tomatoes and is perfect for summer barbecues.
1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat; that’s about 400°F (200°C).
2. Cut the tomatoes in half or in thick slices, brush them with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
3. Place them on the grill, cut side down, and cook for 3-5 minutes until charred. Flip them over and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
Cooking tomatoes in a pan
Cooking tomatoes in a pan. Sautéing is a quick and easy way to cook tomatoes.
1. Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
2. Add sliced or chopped tomatoes and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they’re slightly softened.
Cooking tomatoes in a pot
Cooking tomatoes in a pot. Boiling tomatoes is perfect for making sauces or soups:
1. Bring a pot of water to a boil and add whole tomatoes.
2. Cook for 1-2 minutes until the skin starts to peel away.
3. Remove the tomatoes from the boiling water and transfer them to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process.
4. Peel the skin off and use the tomatoes as needed.
Cooking air fried tomato soup
Cooking air fried tomato soup. One of the best way to prepare tomato soup is by using your air fryer!
1. Wash cherry tomatoes. Prepare 1 bell pepper (remove seeds + core), add 1 onion (cut in quarters) and garlic (2 to 4 cloves). Add everything to your air fryer basket. Spray with olive oil and season well (I use salt, pepper, basil but my best friend makes it spicier with chilli)
2. Cook for 15 minutes at 350°F (180°C), giving the basket a toss halfway through.
3. Once cooked, blend with vegetable stock and serve with home made croutons!
Cooking tomatoes in a frying pan
Cooking tomatoes in a frying pan. Fried tomatoes are a classic Southern dish that can be served as a side or used as a topping for sandwiches or burgers:
1. Wash and slice tomatoes (1/4-inch thick), then dip each slice in a mixture of flour, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper, then dip it in an egg/milk mixture, finally, dip the slices in cornmeal.
2. Heat oil in a skillet. Once hot, place the coated tomato slices into the hot oil, being careful not to overcrowd the skillet.
3. Fry the tomatoes for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown and crispy.
Cooking tomatoes in an oven
Cooking tomatoes in an oven. Roasting is a no-hassle way to cook tomatoes:
1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
2. Cut the tomatoes in halves or quarters (you can remove the seeds if you want). Place the tomatoes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper; drizzle with olive oil; season to taste.
3. Roast in the oven for 20-30 minutes or until the tomatoes are soft.
Cooking dried tomatoes in an oven
Cooking dried tomatoes in an oven. If you want to make your own dried tomatoes, choose them even sized, then proceed this way:
1. Wash and cut the tomatoes in halves, then cut them in ¼-inch thick slices.
2. Preheat the oven at 200°F (90°C)
3. Spread out the tomato slices on a cooking sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle them with salt, pepper, a little olive oil and other spices of your choosing.
4. Cook for 5 hours.
Cooking stuffed tomatoes
Cooking stuffed tomatoes. Stuffed tomatoes are super easy to do. Pick firm tomatoes so that they hold themselves during cooking. The stuffing can be minced meat (pork/sausage meat) or with vegetables (rice, semolina, mushrooms).
1. Preheat your oven at 350°F (180°C)
2. Put your stuffed tomatoes in an oven-safe dish. Cook for 1 hour.
Tomato is a popular vegetable (although it is botanically a fruit) that is a staple in many cuisines.
Tomatoes are a good source of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as potassium and fiber. They also contain antioxidants, such as lycopene, which may have health benefits.