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Offline Chet

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Alta Cucina sauce recipe
« on: March 13, 2014, 11:45:51 AM »

 I have a  #10 can of Alta Cucina tomatoes, i want to use them up, i made 4 dough balls for this weekends pizza, thin style, anyone have any recipes to try, and since they are whole tomatoes should i mash them or use a stick blender,

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Re: Alta Cucina sauce recipe
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2014, 12:21:25 PM »
If you do use a stick blender be careful not to whip excess air into them. 

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Re: Alta Cucina sauce recipe
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2014, 03:32:02 PM »
Salt   1/8 Cup
Garlic Powder   1/8 Cup
Black Pepper   3 tsp
Majoram   1/8 Cup
Romano cheese - Domestic   1/4 Cup
Sugar   3 tsp


Salt and sugar to taste.

De-seed like normal and either mash lightly (for a chunky style) or use a stick blender to the consistency you prefer.


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Re: Alta Cucina sauce recipe
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2014, 06:13:34 AM »
Alta Cucinas' are such great tasting tomatoes I don't like to add very much to them, prefer to let their natural flavor shine through. I simply mash mine with a wooden spoon as they simmer, I think they are best when left a little chunky.
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Re: Alta Cucina sauce recipe
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2014, 07:43:38 AM »
If you do use a stick blender be careful not to whip excess air into them.

+1

I hate how a stick blender turns the tomatoes pale pink.

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Re: Alta Cucina sauce recipe
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2014, 11:50:43 AM »
+1

I hate how a stick blender turns the tomatoes pale pink.

Only until they turn brown.

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Re: Alta Cucina sauce recipe
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2014, 06:27:41 PM »
the trick with using a stick blender on your tomatoes is to be sure the blades are totally submerged down into the tomatoes before you run it, and never bring it up out of the tomatoes while it is running. Blenders and food processors will always turn your tomatoes pink because you can't help but introduce oxygen in the process, but by keeping the stick submerged you shouldn't have an issue with the tomatoes turning pink. I just finished smoothing out a can of tomatoes which were too chunky and they retained their original color.
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Re: Alta Cucina sauce recipe
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2014, 12:13:43 AM »
thank you for making me realize that I am a moron.  no more pink tomatoes for me.  -Marc

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Re: Alta Cucina sauce recipe
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2014, 01:54:41 AM »
thank you for making me realize that I am a moron.  no more pink tomatoes for me.  -Marc

Widespreadpizza / marc,

You are NOT a moron. Everyone is learning from each other and trying new recipes, methods, etc... Keep with it and you will make a great pizza. Remember, it is what you enjoy in a pizza that counts.

Best to you.

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Re: Alta Cucina sauce recipe
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2014, 05:01:18 PM »
I was talking with a B&M owner in Staten Island and he swears by Alta Cucina. I've never had them. How do they compare to Sclafani?
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Re: Alta Cucina sauce recipe
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2014, 08:00:25 PM »
Alta Cucina's are whole tomatoes, grown in CA, packed by Stanislaus. The Sclafani's that most people reference here are crushed tomatoes grown in NJ. Both are excellent for what they are, I often use AC's to make sauce, whereas I usually use Sclafani straight from the can for pizza. Can't go wrong with either, AC's are only packaged in #10 cans to the best of my knowledge.
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Re: Alta Cucina sauce recipe
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2014, 09:19:08 PM »
Oh ok, I wasnt aware the ACs were whole. I'm a big fan Sclafani crushed but I'm always open to trying others.
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Re: Alta Cucina sauce recipe
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2014, 09:34:08 PM »
Alta Cucina's are whole tomatoes, grown in CA, packed by Stanislaus.

Dave, have you ever tasted the ACs side by side with Tomato Magic?

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Re: Alta Cucina sauce recipe
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2014, 10:32:02 PM »
I currently have 6/1, 7/11 and tomato magic in my house. Guess I have some testing to do huh?
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Re: Alta Cucina sauce recipe
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2014, 12:10:45 PM »
Alta Cucinas are made from plum tomatoes
Tomato magic are pear tomatoes
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