The serving possibilities are many and varied. You might wish to use it in place of regular tomato paste in your favorite recipes to heat things up. It's especially good as a condiment to go along with baked or fried savories, or mix with your favorite creamy cheese, such as goat cheese or cream cheese to spread on some crackers.
Spicy Sun-Dried Tomato PasteRelated:
12 sun-dried tomatoes
2 - 4 dried red chillies
2 small tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1/2 - 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
sea salt to taste
1 teaspoon of olive oil
Begin by soaking the sun-dried tomatoes and dried chilies in hot or boiling water for 20 minutes. Drain and transfer to a food processor along with the chopped tomatoes, red pepper flakes and salt. Process until smooth. Heat the oil over medium-low heat. When hot, fry the paste for a few minutes, stirring frequently, until it is slightly thickened.
Yields roughly a scant cup.
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