Smoked Dehydrated Tomatoes
Our Chef Sandy
gives us all
the info for perfecting these flavorful tomatoes.
bought a bunch of very ripe tomatoes at a farmers market and seasoned
salt and pepper. Use the seafood grill rather
than the normal racks because the volume of the tomatoes will decrease
significantly. I smoked for 20 minutes with a small amount of hickory.
Use the jerky dryer on
cool smoker for 10-12 hours - this would change based on ambient
jerky dryer/dehydrator run until the fruit or veggies are as dry as you
prefer them not to be totally dry; if not leather hard, the texture
will be slightly
chewy and still have the intense flavor. But these tomaotes will have
stored in the fridge or freezer - any remaining moisture could cause
they are left at room temperature.
tomatoes can be finely chopped and added to softened cream cheese for a
spread or dip. You could also mix with soft goat cheese and herbs, salt
pepper, or added to spinach dip for beautiful (holiday) color. Also
pasta, olive oil, garlic and herbs."