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New DOP San Marzano - Alessi/Vigo
« on: December 07, 2013, 08:50:29 PM »
Picked up a can at my Publix this evening for $2.99.

Will try out tomorrow with my Neo-style Pizzas

http://alessifoods.com/blog/introducing-our-new-alessi-san-marzano-tomatoes



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Re: New DOP San Marzano - Alessi/Vigo
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2013, 08:27:57 PM »
Keep us posted. I would like to know how they tasted. Also, let us know if you needed to add any sugar, salt, etc. Thanks.

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Re: New DOP San Marzano - Alessi/Vigo
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2013, 08:30:18 PM »
I didn't ended up using them last night.  Tried some Muir Glen Organic puree instead.

Will try these soon and report back.

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Re: New DOP San Marzano - Alessi/Vigo
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2013, 08:02:33 PM »
I use these tonight... interesting.

My other experience has been with Cento Certified (my main canned tomato) recently the Muir Glenn Organic Puree, and a while back with Nina San Marzano (Costco in #10 tin can).

Comments:  The tomatoes were quite large and were indeed ripe.  There were about 8 in the 28 oz can. The sauce/liquid surrounding the cans was a bit watery, and after letting drain over a strainer, I had about 50% more water that drained than I normally get with Cento Certifieds.  The cans are lined with white plastic, which may be BPA-based.

Preparation:  After breaking apart the fruits and letting drain for 15 minutes, I ran them through a food mill, added some kosher salt, garlic powder and olive oil and let sit for a few hours before using.

Taste:   The resulting pizza sauce is less acidic than the Cento Certifieds, but less as tomato-ey and less sweet than the Muir Glen Organic puree.  It was actually very good, and didn't over-power the pizza.  I think I will prefer the taste of the Alessi/Vigo's over the Cento Certifieds.

Verdicit:  I was not happy with the amount of liquid that drained off. I was left with about 1/3 less final sauce than an equivalent can of Cento Certifieds.  However, I have experienced huge variations from can to can with the Cento's so I will give the Alessi's a few more tries (will check lot numbers on the cans to try a different lot).

I think they are a good option for those seeking San Marzano tomatoes, but even with the low price (I paid $2.99), the resultant yield, does make them a bit more expensive then the Centos.  They are low in citric acid, so the tomato taste is pretty clean and not overpowering.




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Re: New DOP San Marzano - Alessi/Vigo
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2013, 01:32:12 AM »
Qarl,

It looks like a very nice pizza. As long as you are happy with the taste, then it was successful. Thanks for sharing the details.

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What brand of cheese did you use on this pie?

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Re: New DOP San Marzano - Alessi/Vigo
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2013, 11:24:00 AM »
Qarl, did you taste the tomatoe before adding the spices? Comments, please.
 
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Re: New DOP San Marzano - Alessi/Vigo
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2013, 11:27:09 AM »
Yes, I tasted it.  Less tomatoe-y and sweet then the Muir Glen.  Less acidic (sour) than the Centos.  A milder tomato, but not bland at all.  A good compromise for simple tomato taste with less acid.

The cheese I use is Fattorie Garofalo Bufala from Costco.


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Re: New DOP San Marzano - Alessi/Vigo
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2013, 11:28:34 AM »
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Re: New DOP San Marzano - Alessi/Vigo
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2013, 02:25:51 PM »
Yes, I tasted it.  Less tomatoe-y and sweet then the Muir Glen.  Less acidic (sour) than the Centos.  A milder tomato, but not bland at all.  A good compromise for simple tomato taste with less acid.

The cheese I use is Fattorie Garofalo Bufala from Costco.

Qarl,

What costco did you purchase the cheese from and do you have an item number? I would like to see if they could get that cheese in the Seattle area.

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Re: New DOP San Marzano - Alessi/Vigo
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2013, 02:45:16 PM »
Don't have an item number.  All the Central Florida costco's have it.

Google it and you will see a lot of references to it.

In our Costco, there are some center coolers (near the meats) that have prosciutto and soft cheeses and such. It is in there.





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Re: New DOP San Marzano - Alessi/Vigo
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2013, 02:51:25 PM »
Thanks Qarl,

I checked with the Seattle Costco and they have a Bufala Mozz - item # 709616, but it is sold in bags and not the plastic container that you have posted. Thanks for the info. I will have to try some soon.

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Re: New DOP San Marzano - Alessi/Vigo
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2013, 12:49:38 PM »
Here is the Costco item #