Recipe Suggested San Marzano DOP Whole Peeled Plum Tomatoes
When the recipe suggests authentic San Marzano tomatoes, these are the tomatoes they mean, the ones with Italian labeling that shows the Protected Designation of Origin Dell’Agro Sarnese-Nocerino, DOP. Beside the official certificate of authenticity, The Sclafani family looks for small batch processors moderating flavor killing processing temperatures and jostling movement during cooking which break down the tomatoes delicate texture. Its a subtle difference that a hundred year experience of importing Italian whole peeled tomatoes can detect and appreciate.
Is it Real?
1) First thing you do, you check the tin’s label: it MUST say “Pomodoro San Marzano dell’Agro Sarnese Nocerino D.O.P. Yes
3) it MUST have a “N° XXXXXXX”, which is the Number assigned to the tin by the Consorzio. Yes
4) Also, beware that the Consorzio says that San Marzano tomatoes can only come in tins; the tomatoes can only be peeled whole or fillets. Therefore, Edoardo says that if you see the words “puree”, “sauce”, “chopped”, “diced”, “organic” (also, not regulated by the Consorzio) on the labels, they cannot be San Marzano. Nope, ours are only whole peeled as specified by the Consorcio..