Tomato coulis is a lot more than just tomato puree. In this special low carb recipe, we are going to create an almost magical mixture of tomatoes, herbs, and spices. The resulting flavors are incredible, fresh, and perfectly balanced, embodying the essence of a low carb diet without sacrificing taste.
Let's dive into how to bring this magical and flavorful coulis into your kitchen.
This tomato coulis recipe is: LOW CARB, KETO-FRIENDLY and GLUTEN-FREE.
Inspiration for the best tomato coulis recipe:
Over the years, I have looked at quite a few different tomato coulis recipes. There are some pretty good ones out there, but nothing quite like this one. You'll find that this recipe is really well balanced, making you want to take another bite just to make sure your tongue wasn't tricking you the first time.
We had some really good friends over a couple weekends ago when I broke out this recipe...you know it is good when you get this response "man...that is damn good."
Do me a favor when you are making this recipe. First, taste the tomato coulis right when it comes out of the blender. It will taste delicious. But remember how it tastes. Then when you first pull the strained tomato coulis from the refrigerator, take a quick taste again. You'll see how the flavors have intensified and become bolder. It is really incredible.
Is this tomato coulis Recipe low carb or keto?
What ingredients are needed to make the tomato coulis recipe?
Making this tomato coulis involves a blend of fresh and flavorful ingredients, each contributing its unique qualities to this sauce. Let's take a look at the key components:
Peeled Tomatoes: The foundation of the coulis, providing a fresh, tangy, vibrant, and versatile base.
Olive Oil: Adds a smooth and rich texture and adding subtle notes of fruitiness.
Red Wine Vinegar: Introduces a slight acidity, balancing the sweetness of the tomatoes and adding a depth of flavor.
Roasted Garlic: Offers a warm undertone, elevating the coulis with its robust flavor profile.
Kosher Salt: This is necessary to allow for the tomatoes to separate from their juices.
Fresh Tarragon: Imparts a slightly sweet, licorice-like flavor, giving the coulis a unique and aromatic twist.
Fresh Parsley: Contributes a freshness, adding brightness and color to the coulis.
Chopped Shallot: Provides a mild, delicate flavor that complements the tomatoes and adds that nice kick to the sauce.
What does tomato coulis mean?
Tomato coulis refers to a smooth, strained sauce made from pureed tomatoes. The term 'coulis' originally comes from French cuisine and is used to describe a form of thick, pureed sauce.
What can I put tomato coulis on?
Tomato coulis is incredibly versatile and can be used in a multitude of ways. It's excellent as a sauce for grilled meats or fish or as a vibrant addition to eggs or savory breakfast dishes. The fresh, tangy flavor of the coulis can also complement vegetable dishes, enhance soups, or serve as a dip for appetizers.
How to Make Your Own Tomato Coulis
The process begins with adding all of the ingredients into the blender. We are going to pulse the blender to prevent breaking down the tomato mixture too far. We do not want tomato puree!
After blending, the tomato coulis is strained to achieve a thicker, more appealing consistency. This final step is crucial as it thickens the sauce, making it perfect as a topping for your favorite dishes. Refrigerate as it is being strained for two hours, allowing the flavors to meld and intensify.
Serve cold over fish, pork or chicken. It's great on eggs too.
QUICK COOKING TIP: Because this tomato coulis recipe is so simple, you can easily modify it to whatever dish you are cooking. If you are making an Italian style meal, add in some fresh oregano instead of the tarragon. Love basil? Add that in too. It will be delicious with the tomato. Don't have any shallot? Add in some chopped red or Spanish onion instead. This is a really fun tomato coulis recipe that can be modified so many different ways. Have fun with it and then make it again a different way!
Let's take a look at how I put together the tomato coulis for this recipe.
Make this tomato coulis in your own kitchen:
I've tried to take pictures at the critical points in this recipe so you can make this tomato coulis easily. If you have questions, please ask in the comments!
How do I prevent my tomato coulis from being too acidic?
The quality of the tomatoes used is crucial to prevent your tomato coulis from being too acidic. Opting for high-quality canned tomatoes can make a significant difference, as cheaper varieties often lead to an acidic taste.
Is tomato coulis the base for any recipes?
Yes, tomato coulis can be used as a base for a variety of recipes. It's particularly prominent in Indian cooking, where it serves as a foundational element in creating rich, flavorful curries and other traditional dishes.
Additionally, it can be used as a base in Mediterranean cooking, in soups, stews, and sauces, showcasing its versatility in different culinary contexts.
Storing Your Tomato Coulis
Proper storage is key to preserving the freshness and flavor of your homemade tomato coulis. After the coulis has been prepared and strained, it should be transferred to an airtight container.
This container can then be stored in the refrigerator, where the coulis will remain fresh and delicious for up to a week. The cool temperature helps maintain the vibrant flavors and prevents any spoilage.
I'm not a fan of freezing this tomato coulis as the texture and flavors do change.
This Tomato Coulis Recipe Loves to Be Paired With
This vibrant tomato coulis finds its perfect companions in a variety of dishes, elevating each with its freshness. Explore these delightful pairings that promise to tantalize your taste buds:
Pan Seared Cod: Imagine the light, flaky texture of perfectly pan-seared cod getting a burst of freshness from our tomato coulis.
Crispy Pork Belly: The rich, succulent pork beautifully contrasts with the bright acidity of the coulis, offering a delightful array of flavors.
Oven Roasted Chicken: Elevate your oven-roasted chicken with a spoonful of this coulis. Its robust tomato flavor complements the tender, juicy chicken, creating a comforting meal.
Rotisserie Chicken Recipe: Transform your rotisserie chicken into a feast with a side of this tomato coulis. Its vibrant taste accentuates the chicken's natural flavors, making every bite sing.
Perfect Pan Seared Pork Chops: Complete your perfect pan-seared pork chops with a drizzle of our tomato coulis. Its freshness cuts through the richness of the pork, balancing the dish with ease.
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