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Tuesday, 6 October 2009
Tomatoes With A Love Injection
12 heart-shaped baby tomatoes (there is a variety called Baby Heart or else, like me, you get lucky with a seed cross. Of course, any cherry toms will do) A pinch of well ground celery or lovage seed salt Squeeze of lemon A dessert spoon of Worcestershire Sauce (or to taste) A teaspoon of Tabasco (or to taste) 8 fluid oz of good-quality vodka One or two drips of Port
The fiddly bit Using the empty syringe (you will need the largest possible diameter needle from your friendly chemist) carefully remove as much natural juice as possible entering the tomato through the green head, you will need to wiggle it about carefully without opening a hole. Allow the ingredients to mix and mingle for ten minutes then filter through muslin, any particles will block the needle, so take time over this. Fill the syringe with the mix, tapping it a couple of times with your nail if you want to look nursey (and don't we all!), and inject through the same top hole being careful to not overfill or the tomatoes will split with the pressure. Chill. Warn everyone to close their mouths around the little tom bombs, as they are quite explosive so serve with napkins!