Zen Green Tomatoes

Finished Zen Tomatoes in Oil
Crunchy, a bit salty, tangy, fennelly, definitely garlicky...ANTIPASTO. YES!
Finished Zen Tomatoes in Oil

Recipe and photos by Fake Cook.

Finished Zen Tomatoes in Oil

Zen Green Tomatoes

Crunchy, a bit salty, tangy, fennelly, definitely garlicky...ANTIPASTO. YES!

Ingredients

  • 2 Lbs Green Tomatoes
  • 1/2 Cup Sea Salt
  • 1 Head Garlic Cloves Sliced
  • Olive Oil As required
  • 1 Tbsp Fennel Seeds (More if you use a large amount of Tomatoes)

Instructions

  • Wash tomatoes well with good clean water.
    Washed Green Tomatoes
  • Sliced or quartered into mouth manageable circles. DRY THEM! (Use a clean cloth or paper towels to do this).
  • Toss in loads of coarse sea salt, hunks of garlic and fennel seeds.
  • Weigh them down for a day or so...:-) Drain them.
  • Now they look like this. Toss them around a bit...Make them smile!
    Smiling Green Tomatoes
  • Weigh them down again for about a week. Drain water daily. Patience.
    Patience: Green Tomatoes
  • Approximately 5 days later, as you see there is no water left to drain!
    Zen Tomatoes nothing to drain
  • Now they look like this. Rinsed them and gave them the full towel-dry spa treatment.
    Plated tomatoes on cloth, now they look like this.
  • Decided against adding more fresh garlic and fennel seed. They taste amazing as is. Do as you wish...add more or don't, as your own taste dictates.
  • Place in sterilized jars topped off with olive oil and a wee sprinkle of Himalayan rock salt...or your favourite other salt.
    Finished tomatoes in oil
  • Should last for at least a month refrigerated.
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