Pin It


Tomato Madness

Sunday, 24 August 2008

I've been going crazy about tomatoes lately. Jeff opened the fridge one day and was amazed by the amount of tomatoes accumulating in the fridge. He said he has never seen so many tomatoes in the fridge, ever. I used to hate tomatoes because of its slightly metallic taste. But I guess tastes and views change as you grow older. Sometimes you just eat for the sake of eating. It's like how I dislike eating vegetables but I know I have to eat because of health reasons (and Jeff would actually nag/ force me to eat).

My "love" for tomatoes actually started after I learnt the benefits of tomatoes. It's very nutritious - high in vitamins and other nutrients. Its high Lycopene content is a very powerful antioxidant. Other benefits include preventing heart disease, high cholestrol and even cancer. It's like a miracle fruit that actually helps to ward off any worst known diseases. Not sure how true these studies are, but there's no harm eating what is believed to bring us good.

Tomato Chicken Stew

  • 750g Chicken
  • 2 large Onions
  • 1/2 bulb Garlic - crushed
  • 3 Carrots
  • 4 Tomatoes
  • 1 cup Red wine
  • 3-4 Bay leaves
  • 1 handful Basil - coarsely chopped
  • 2 tbs Concentrate Tomato paste
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  • Saute onions until translucent.
  • Mix in crushed garlic, fry until fragrant.
  • Add in other ingredients (exept basil). Bring to boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for about 30-45 mins or until meat is tender.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Stir in basil, remove bay leaves and serve.

Tomato Omelette

  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Oyster sauce
  • 2 stalks Spring onions
  • 2 large Tomatoes - core removed and diced.
  • Salt
  • Pepper

  • Beat eggs with oyster sauce.
  • Lightly fry tomatoes with a pinch of salt.
  • Pour in beaten eggs.
  • As the eggs begin to settle, use a spatula/ wooden spoon, push the eggs towards the center while tilting the pan to distribute runny parts.
  • Continue this motion until eggs stop flowing.
  • Sprinkle on the spring onions and pepper.
  • Flip over to cook the other side.
  • Serve.

  • Core of tomatoes removed as the core gives out a lot of water. Will make the omelette very soggy.

Spicy Steamed Fish Fillets with Tomatoes
Ingredients: Jade's creation
  • Fish fillets
  • Spring onions - chopped
  • Ginger - sliced thinly
  • Red chilli
  • Tomatoes - chopped into tiny pieces (core attached)
  • Salt
  • Pepper

  • Place fish fillets on steaming try.
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper on fish and leave for about 10 mins.
  • Add other ingredients on top of fillets.
  • Steam on medium heat until cooked.

0 oink oinks...:

Post a Comment