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Sun-Blushed Tomatoes

Thread Starter: Jo_951357    Started: Sun 20 Aug 2006    Replies: 13

Hi, Can anyone tell me where I can buy Sun-Blushed tomatoes? I have tried Asda, Morrisons and Tesco but can’t find them on the shelves. When I ask at customer services they look at me as if I am an alien. I read in this forum that you could make your own but I would really like to try the bought ones first. Thanks

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Mon 21 Aug 2006, 11.43AM

Fudge's Mum

I bought some from the deli counter at Sainsbury on Friday, Tesco had them in their deli too!

Mon 21 Aug 2006, 4.47PM


Hi Fudge's Mum. Thanks for your reply. After I read your reply this morning I went into my local Tesco and asked at the Deli counter, but they said they didn't sell Sun-blushed tomatoes. Maybe your Tesco stocks a better selection than mine does. It doesn’t look as if I am going to get any here so would you be able to tell me what spices are used in the bought ones. I read someone on here about making them myself but it didn’t mention the herbs and spices used. Thanks

Mon 21 Aug 2006, 5.33PM


Found some in Sainsburys - It's 15 miles away but it doesnt matter. Thanks for your help. I hope they are worth all this lol Big Grin

Mon 21 Aug 2006, 6.30PM

Fudge's Mum

Glad you've got them Smile

Mon 21 Aug 2006, 7.08PM

Mrs Woof Woof

Jo - they're much nicer when homemade - and a darn sight cheaper too.


Mon 21 Aug 2006, 7.32PM

captains mate

Smile The Galley @ Horning sells the most delicious sun blush tomato from their deli counter. Great with their Irish cream cheese !!

Mon 21 Aug 2006, 7.33PM

top tea boy

Jo - I sell Austrailian & Italian SBT in my Deli. If u add some fresh mozzerella to them, their really nice.


Mon 21 Aug 2006, 11.35PM


i gotta good recipe for sbt if u fancy it

Tue 22 Aug 2006, 8.27AM


Hi Mrs Woof Woof. Thx for your reply. Do you have a recipe that you could pass onto me? Thanks

Tue 22 Aug 2006, 8.29AM


Hi Top Tea Boy. Where is your Deli or do you post them? Thanks

Tue 22 Aug 2006, 5.54PM


Hi Philip... Thx for your reply. I would love any recipes for sbt that you have. Thanks

Tue 22 Aug 2006, 6.27PM

Mrs Woof Woof

Hi Jo

Cut ripe tomatoes in half and place cut side up on a grid in a roasting tray/grill pan. I usually give mine a grind of black pepper and a drizzle of olive oil - sometimes I add slithers of garlic. Then just roast in a very low oven until most of the moisture has gone - different types/sizes of tomatoes will take different amounts of time. Then, whilst still warm I pack them into a sterilised jar with any other bits I want to add - usually fresh thyme and a couple of garlic cloves, cover in olive oil, tap to remove any air bubbles then put on the lid. I store mine in the fridge. They're then either eaten on their own, as antipasto with cold meats, chopped and used in a goats cheese and red onion tart - or even added to bolognese to give it a bit more depth.

Happy "sun-blushing".


Thu 31 Aug 2006, 10.55AM


I dried a load in my car when it was summer (remember that long back Cheeky Cheeky ) and they dried a treat on the rack at the back, was going to try and blush them but the weather has been rubbish I also use the car to rise my bread dough (it smells a treat after!!!