Broiled tomatoes (mexican)
Tomatoes Sauces Mexican
Last updated 6/12/2012 1:10:52 AM. Recipe ID 38249. Report a problem with this recipe.
Title: Broiled tomatoes (mexican)
Categories: Mexican, Sauces
Yield: 1 Servings
Many Mexican recipes call for tomatoes to be asados (roasted).
Traditionally they are put onto a hot comal and cooked until the skin
is wrinkled and brown and the flesh is soft right through--this takes
about 20 to 25 minutes for an 8 ounce tomato. However, since this
method is very messy, it is best to line a shallow metal pan with
foil and put the tomatoes in it. Place them under a hot broiler--do
not have the flame too high or the tomato will burn without cooking
through--and turn them from time to time so that they cook through
evenly--the skin will be blistered and charred. A medium tomato will
take about 20 minutes. Blend the tomato, skin, core, and seeds to a
fairly smoothe sauce. The skin and core give both body and flavor to
the sauce. And never mind if the skin ~is- charred; that adds
character, too. If the skin is very badly blackened and hard in
places, then remove a little of it. This method of cooking tomatoes
makes for a very rich-flavored sauce. FromThe Cuisines of Mexico by
Diana Kennedy, 1972.
Didn't find the recipe you were looking for? Search for more here!