In addition to his many BBQ accomplishments, the Grill-Meister makes a marvelous homemade tomato juice. When we started growing tomatoes at Glover Gardens, he found a recipe online and then honed it over several summers, tweaking the spices, amounts and fresh peppers. Here it is, hopefully in time for your summer tomato crop, or, if you don’t have a garden, those deep red beauties you’ll find at your local farmers’ market.
This amped-up tomato juice doesn’t need anything but vodka and a squeeze of lime to make a perfect Bloody Mary. On the other hand, it’s so good, you don’t really need the vodka!
- 4 lbs fresh tomatoes
- 2 jalapeno peppers
- 1 serrano, cayenne or fresno pepper
- 1 medium yellow onion
- 2-4 cloves of garlic (you guessed it, we use 4)
- 1 TBSP kosher or sea salt
- 1/2 tsp white pepper
- 1/2 c water
- freshly ground black pepper (optional)