Homemade Cajun Stewed Tomatoes are delicious since we make
them with fresh homegrown tomatoes (the most tasty tomato there is).
I guess you could do this with store-bought tomatoes but I don't see
the point if you're looking for maximum tomato flavor.
I say that because most store-bought tomatoes have little real
12 lg. ripe homegrown tomatoes
1 lg. onion chopped
1/2 bell pepper chopped
2 stalks celery chopped
2 cloves garlic chopped
1/2 cup green onions
2 bay leaves
1 tsp. salt
1 tbs. sugar
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tbs. butter or margarine
water to boil tomatoes (to remove skin)
Put the water to boil. Note: you can do a few tomatoes at
a time so you don't really need a pot big enough to hold all of the
tomatoes. Fill one of your sink basins 1/2 way with cold water.
Make a small "X" at the bottom of each tomato then cut
out the core. Put the tomatoes in the boiling water for 30 seconds,
remove and put in sink to cool for a few minutes. Use a paring knife
to remove skin then cut in salad-sized wedges or smaller if you
Sauté all the chopped vegetables in butter until just clear. Add
cut tomatoes and remaining ingredients. Cook covered until the
tomatoes are nice and soft. This can be done in a crock pot also.
Let cool and freeze in quart zipper-lock bags. This will equal
about 2 cans of stewed tomatoes. If you normally use one can of
stewed tomatoes use pint bags, or fill the quart bags only half-way.
Be sure to get all of the air out.
Here's a few creole recipes with tomatoes. Steak
and Tomato, Lima
Creole. Do these with fresh homegrown tomatoes and they'll be