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Fermented Tomatoes

September 18, 2020
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Photo by BobbiLusic
  • Prep time 1 hour
  • Cook time 96 hours
  • Serves 10
Author Notes

A simple way to preserve tomatoes and other vegetables, using brine. Refrigerate up to 6 months. —BobbiLusic

What You'll Need
  • 2 tablespoons Coarse salt
  • 1 liter Distilled water
  • 2 pounds Tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon Black Peppercorns
  • 8 Garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon Coriander
  1. Cut tomato into 1-inch wedges. Pierce through cherry tomatoes with a toothpick.
  2. Evenly divide the garlic, black pepper and coriander and place in the bottom of 4 half-liter jars.
  3. Dissolve the salt in the water to make brine.
  4. Fill the jars tightly with tomatoes. Here additional ingredients may be added, such as other vegetables and herbs.
  5. Pour the brine into the jars to completely cover the tomatoes.
  6. Close the jar lids very loosely so that they can off-gas.
  7. Keep jars in a cool and dark pantry for 2-4 days. Bubbling should be visible after the 2nd day.
  8. Close lids tightly and refrigerate for up to 6 months. Note that the fermentation will continue in the fridge, at a slower pace.

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