What is Sun-Dried Tomatoes?
Sun-dried tomatoes are dried exactly as their name implies. The sun evaporates the natural moisture out of the fruit, leaving a concentrated item with a full umami flavor. Sun-dried tomatoes are red, wrinkly and can be found either dried in a form that must be rehydrated, or they are packed in oil, often with additives to maintain freshness. Oil packed sun-dried tomatoes tend to have more flavor, due to the addition of salt and herbs. Either way, each form packs a delicious punch of full flavor to any savory dish and lends a slightly chewy, but very gently texture.