how to roast frozen tamato

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I plan to buy a lot of tomato, the shops are far away and its too cold here so I dont want to go to shop to buy again and again.

My plan is to buy tamatos and freeze them and then when I need it I can take out 1 of them put it in toaster oven for 20 minutes and roast it on 400F.and eat with rice. Will this work? is this a good idea, If yes how do i do it? should i just take it out of freezer and put it in toaster or put it in hot water for 5 minutes and then put it in oven. Can i make some cuts and put some herbs?
 
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Tomatoes are mostly water.

When frozen this liquid expands and shatters the cell walls thus destroying the integrity.

Come time to defrost the fluid drains out leaving an unattractive mushy blob.

A much better way to preserve would be to can them.

Tomatoes are one of the easier veg/fruits to safely preserve in jars due to the acidic nature.

You can find quite a bit of info here in the archives (search preserving tomatoes) as well as http://www.freshpreserving.com/

Drying is another option but from what you asked not the outcome you are seeking.

OBTW...welcome to Chef Talk!

mimi
 
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I plan to buy a lot of tomato, the shops are far away and its too cold here so I dont want to go to shop to buy again and again.

My plan is to buy tamatos and freeze them and then when I need it I can take out 1 of them put it in toaster oven for 20 minutes and roast it on 400F.and eat with rice. Will this work? is this a good idea, If yes how do i do it? should i just take it out of freezer and put it in toaster or put it in hot water for 5 minutes and then put it in oven. Can i make some cuts and put some herbs?
Roast them first, then freeze. Example:

http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2012/06/the-homemade-pantrys-roasted-tomatoes-for-the.html
 
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I can vouch for the roast and freeze. I do that every year when garden provides more than can be eaten fresh ( or given away). Freeze small quantities in plastic bag. Squeeze out all air. They keep long time and always get rave reviews.

Other option is to blanch, skin, de-seed, put in canning jars with natural juice, and freeze. Won't feel like fresh when thawed but good for sauce or soup. Not shelf stable unless processed, but okay when kept frozen.
 

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