Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Killer Tomatoes

I did not think there were any red tomatoes in my garden until last night when I was picking beans for dinner. I spotted a flash of red deep in the leafy green of one of the tomato plants. It was a beef steak tomato plant.

I reached in and pulled out a massive tomato and saw another. And another. I brought a bowl out to gather the tomatoes, but one tomato took up the entire bowl!! (Check out the Roma in the the picture above to get an idea of just how huge these tomatoes actually are).

The first thing I did was make salsa. Then I pulled out my kitchen scale and weighed one of the tomatoes. Can you see how much it weighs? One pound, eleven ounces. One tomato.
The fresh salsa was delicious. Here's how I make it:

Chop up a bunch of tomatoes and drain the liquid. Add red onion, cilantro, a few cloves of chopped garlic, a few tablespoons of lime juice, a generous amount of chili powder, a few drops of red hot pepper sauce and salt. Mix together and heap onto a giant tortilla chip. Eat and repeat.

1 comment:

Emily said...

Yumm! I am totally going to make that tomorrow!