Do not confuse this with a typical tomato paste. This is a traditional Cretan preparation where very ripe tomatoes are dried in the sun. First, the tomatoes are lightly crushed, exposed to the sunlight on tilted tables so that the juice is slowly released. After 2-3 days, the tomatoes are pressed and stirred by hand while still exposed under the sun. Finally salt is added and the process finishes with the dried paste going through a final stirring and the resulting paste is hand-packed into jars.
The thick paste is a deep burgundy colour and the flavour is intense of sun-dried tomatoes. A little bit of this goes a long way.
Net weight: 300 g