BUSH TOMATO WHOLE
These Bush Tomatoes are hand harvested by Aboriginal People in the Northern Territory on their traditional lands just as they have been for thousands of years. They are the flavour of Australia's Red Centre and there is nothing else like them anywhere. Bush Tomato has a strong pungent tomato flavour and aroma. Whole they have a fresher more pungent flavour and aroma and are have the consistency of hard dates, with a high oil content.
Much stronger and less acid than sun dried tomato with other sweeter characteristics reminiscent of caramel and tamarillo. A little salt can be added to counter any bitterness caused by its strength.
Use to make for a pungent snack or accompaniment to a cheese platter either whole, crushed or reconstituted in olive oil. They can be ground up to make Akatjurra for use in all sorts of recipes wherever cheese or tomato are a feature. Flavour matures on standing or prolonged cooking.
Whole Bush Tomatoes can be eaten by themselves as a pungent flavour quencher similar to an olive. They are great if allowed to soak for a few weeks in olive oil where they reconstitute and also infuse the oil with their aroma. Try with a cheese platter roughly chopped or grind in a mortar and pestle to make your own fresh Akatjurra.
Particularly suited to savoury applications such as relish', chutneys, sauces, stuffing or crusting. Use at about 4% addition ratio to flavour your usual tomato recipes such as pasta sauces, pizza base' etc. to add the distinctive flavour of Akatjurra. Can also be used to make a delicious dip, use sour cream base and a packet or two of good dried tomato soup, some fresh chopped basil. Add a tbsp or two of Akatjurra, allow to sit overnight to mature and you will have a dip that everyone will rave about!
Ingredients: Whole Bush Tomatoes (100%) Solanum centrale
Store in a cool dry dark place. Can be frozen for prolonged storage.