| I'm a big part of one of the biggest farmer's markets in all of Mexico. When I lived there, I helped organize and run it. Now that I'm in Seattle, my role is limited to website updates and spamming customers. Whee! Spam is fun!|
... Ahem ... A year or so ago, the market had a sprawling organic festival and we wanted to come up with some interesting drinks. I suggested some tantalizing beverages made with tomato water, from locally grown tomatoes. I got a lot of strange looks. "Que es esto?" I explained a method by which they could puree the tomatoes with some salt, hang the puree in sacks of cloth and get a very pale yellow, very clear liquid ... containing the pure heart and soul of the tomato.
They balked. They pointed. They laughed.
So, I had to prove it to them! I had the market manager over to my home, where I made a small quick batch of the stuff. Below are the photos ...
I can't imagine anyone would ever do this, but ... I find it interesting and worth putting on the website. It IS a very interesting taste sensation. It's unmistakably tomato and is beautiful. Use it as a soup base, in clear beverages as a mixer, mixed into an interesting vinaigrette, etc.
Having a big bowl of tomato water lying around ... well ... it doesn't lie around long at Casa DJ!
Note: Makes about 1 1/2 cups of tomato water.