I went visiting teaching to a lady at church and her husband was making salsa. He told me his trick - he grills the tomatoes first. It was unbelievably good. So the next day I threw these tomatoes on the grill to try it myself. Normally I don't rush into things I'm not quite sure about but I was tomato-ed out and didn't really mind if they didn't turn out.
I also decided to grill some garlic cloves. Uhm, yum! Luckily none of them fell through and disappeared into the flames.
I threw all of the roasted tomatoes into this bowl when I was done. Use a hot pad while transporting them inside. I ran them through my Roma Strainer. But then something interesting happened.
I didn't make salsa. I was out of cilantro (again). I ended up with about 5 quarts of tomato sauce/juice so I grabbed the Canadian Steak Seasoning I get at Sam's Club - I hear the new brand isn't as good as the Tone's Brand. Add 1 tsp per quart. Anyway, I added 1 chopped onion (I even ran it through the food processor because I wanted the pieces smaller). Add 1 chicken bullion cube per quart. Then it needed a few more tsp of salt - salt to taste. It was amazing! I ate 3 bowls worth. I can't stand Campbell's tomato soup - it's too bland and I'm allergic to wheat. This however was a delight for my taste buds. Make some and you'll see.