What to do with Tomato leftovers?


Great book!!! I am curious when creating hand crushed tomatoes from canned whole plum tomatoes what do you do with all of the discarded tomato juices (not the fibrous core and seeds). Page 28 I feel that they should be ways to repurpose them but need some help. I was wondering what you do in your pizzerias as the volume of the discarded product must be substantial ?

Tom Edwards
posted over 2 years ago

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Chicken Marzano Soup

2 cups Chicken Base
2 pieces bone in leg and thigh (cut and broken pieces with bone )
18 qts water
1/2 oz black Pepper
1/2 oz peppercorns
3 bay leaves
1 white onion chopped
2 kenenbeck Potatoes cubed (ruff cut skin on)
6 carrots ruff cut
Pinch of salt (the base already is salty)
6-8 oz Parmigiano Rind
1/2 oz Hungarian Paprika
1 package Saffron
2 oz Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 cube butter

Boil and reduce for 1 hr the. Discard any rind, chicken, bones

Stir In 1 entire #10 can hand Crushed San Marzano,

1 can 7/11 and or I can juice from Tomato's that you don't want to discard
2 oz Calabrese Peppers,
1/2 can Super Dolce, Saporito, or good quality paste Let cool

Bring to simmer soup - have rainbow or green Swiss Chard ribbons lightly blanched. Have near bowl. Fill bowl and top with Pecorino Romano served with crostini

Tony Gemignani admin
posted over 2 years ago


Perfect base for Bloody Mary or tomato soup.

Rob DiNapoli
posted over 2 years ago


Also for braising pork. We add some water and paste to the tomato juice on top of some other ingredients like jalepenos, oranges, Serranos, brown sugar, apples, salt, onions, carrot and vinegar. It's amazing.

Tony Gemignani admin
posted over 2 years ago


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