If you’re wondering what that orange stuff is in the jar, it’s the sun-dried tomato-soaked olive oil that solidified after being in the fridge.
Once upon a trip to Costco, I bought a giant jar of sun-dried tomatoes on a whim. After using them off and on throughout our six years of marriage (not this exact jar, mind you) my husband finally told me that he doesn’t like them.
He’s such a patient, patient man. He did the same thing with stuffed peppers after a half dozen batches of them (I really like stuffed peppers.)
He also claims he doesn’t like balsamic vinegar or eggplant.
I could be a nice, sweet wife and avoid those completely. “Sweet” isn’t something I’ve heard about myself often. Instead of avoiding the food he “dislikes” I kept making them in different ways in order to get him to like them.
Back to the sun-dried tomatoes…
He informed me that he didn’t like chewing on a chunk of a tomato, but he likes the flavor it gives the dish that they’re in.
Soooo. . .I threw a third of the jar into the food processor with some Romano cheese and pine nuts and made sun dried tomato pesto. And because I had a big bowl of that pesto, I tried to find uses for it over the next couple of weeks. And guess what?? He liked it!
I feel like you could use the same technique for getting kids to like things. It’s worked so far with my girls. But it probably takes more tries with them because kids can be especially finicky. (I take that back. I know adults who are more finicky than a toddler.)
Try this pesto in my 15-Minute Sun-Dried Tomato and Spinach Omelet.
Saturday 10th of May 2014
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Wednesday 20th of June 2012
This is delicious! I am trying to resist eating by the spoonful! I made your creamy chicken fettuccine dish with this last night and the tuna melt with it for lunch and really enjoyed both. Thanks for the great recipes!
Thursday 13th of May 2010
Um, were we separated at birth? :) I saw you on Tasty Kitchen, and when I started reading your sundried tomato recipes, I was hooked! Great idea! Have you tried Ree's adaptation of Ina Garten's Sundried Tomato Pasta Salad? It is one of my favorite things to eat. Thanks for all the great ideas for integrating one of my favorite foods into this weekends menu!!!
Tuesday 11th of May 2010
I made this last night in preparation for your Creamy Chicken Pasta that I plan to make tonight. It was soooo delicious I almost ate the whole thing with a spoon. Not bitter at all!
Natalie @ Perrys' Plate
Monday 3rd of May 2010
lucysmom - Really? I didn't think it was, but you could always add some sugar to fit your tastes. Pesto really isn't meant to be eaten alone anyway and mixing it with other things calms the flavors down a bit.