*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
          POMODORI SOTT'OLIO (MARINATED SUN-DRIED TOMATO TOPPING)
 
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 Serving Size  : 10   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers                       Italian
                 Snacks                           Vegetarian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    4       oz           Sun-dried tomatoes
      3/4   c            Red wine vinegar
    1       c            Basil leaves
      1/8   ts           Red pepper flakes
    1       t            Garlic cloves, sliced
    1       pn           Salt
    1       c            Olive oil
 
   Soak the tomatoes in 3/4 c warm water & 3/4 c warm vinegar for 2 to 3
   hours.  Drain & set on a kitchen towel. Pat dry.
   Stir together the basil, red pepper flakes, garlic & salt.
   In a 12 ounce jar, alternate layers of the tomatoes with the basil
   mixture.  Pour in the olive oil, making sure that it covers the top
   layer. Eliminate any air bubbles.  Screw on the lid & seal well.
   Marinate for 1 day before using.
   **NOTE: Do not use overly salty tomatoes.  Ensure that the tomatoes
   are dried by the sun & not by an oven & that they are not already
   preserved in oil.
   Serve with bread.
  
 
 
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