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How to Rehydrate Sun-Dried Tomatoes with Oil?


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How to Rehydrate Sun-Dried Tomatoes with Oil?

KathleenT | | Feb 10, 2010 08:02 AM

Hi there,
Yesterday we made a recipe from Bon Appetit's cookbook, it was chicken in a sun dried tomato cream sauce. OMG was it delicious!!

The recipe called for sun dried tomatoes in oil, a small jar cost around $5 and the oil is almost gone, so I have a couple questions I was hoping someone could me with..

Can I just add olive oil to the jar that I purchased (still has tomatoes, oil is just running low) and will it have a similar flavor, I am guessing yes since they are just basting or what have you together?

But most importantly prior to this recipe I had bought a container from the fruit market of sun dried tomatoes without oil. I was wondering if it were possible and how long a process it is to turn these little rubbery dry tomatoes in with an oil mixture. I assume you could just put them in a jar with olive oil and some herbs and put it in the refridgerater? Is this possible? Do they need to sit for a month or so for really good flavor? Are there any bacteria problems with this? Would I need to do some kind of canning process?

lol I am so sorry for all the questions but I would love to cook with just the oil in the future and $5 a jar is kind of pricey for me at least. Any suggestions or help I would greatly appreciate! Thanks a bunch!