Maesil Tomatoes
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Maesil Cherry Tomatoes

Ingredients

  • 10-15 Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 cup of Maesil
  • 3 slices of Lemon
  • 2 sprigs of Rosemary

Instructions

Sterilize Jars

  • Place two paper towels into the bottom of a pot. Then carefully place your mason jar upside down into the pot. Pour 1-2 inches of water in. Place on a high heat. When you start to see bubbles form on the bottom of the pot - reduce the heat to a low. Let the jar boil in the pot for 10 minutes. Afterwards, carefully grab the jar with a towel and place it right-side up on a wire-rack. 
  • Remove the paper towel from the pot. Then throw the lid into the water for 5 minutes. Remove and place on wire-rack.

Blanche tomatoes

  • Give the cherry tomatoes a good rinse. Take off the stems. Use your knife and make a X mark at the bottom of each tomato. (Be careful not to cut into the flesh too much). 
  • Now cut 3 slices of fresh lemon. And set aside two sprigs of rosemary. 
  • Bring a pot of water up to boil. While you wait, fill a mixing bowl with (ice) cold water and set it aside. Once the pot is boiling, add-in the tomatoes. Then count to 10 seconds - aloud! Once 10 seconds hit, immediately take the tomatoes out and place into the cold water.  
  • Once its cooled, drain the water. Now turn on some music and peel the skin off each tomato :)

Ferment tomatoes

  • Now, place each peeled tomato into the sterilized jar. Half-way in, add a few slices of lemon and rosemary. Then add the rest of the tomatoes and top-it off with the remaining lemon slice and rosemary. Close the lid.
  • Place in the refrigerator and allow it to ferment for 2 days. Serve chilled - bon appetit!