The difference between a plain canned tomato and a roasted one is like the difference between flying coach and first class, but without the price hike. Roasting tomatoes releases their sugars and mellows their natural acidity. It also imparts a delicious smoky flavor that adds a touch of magic to your dishes. With little or no doctoring, these organic roasted tomatoes from Muir Glen will make a delicious sauce for seafood, pizza or pasta, saving you considerable change on prepared sauces that might contain other ingredients you don’t want anyway. They also transform ordinary bean chili into something sublime.
Around $3.29 for a 28-ounce can at your local natural grocery. Learn more about the company and their organic policies at www.muirglen.com.