What is Tomato Concasse? For a start up culinary student, this is a very basic question in interview as well as a type of preparation in mis en place. Tomato concasse simply means roughly chopped tomatoes. The term derives from the French word concasser, which literally means To Crush. This terms is also used loosely for roughly chopping any food ingredient, especially vegetables.
Tomato concasse is popularly used as TOPPING for Italian bruschetta. The mixture of tomato concasse is mixed with olive oil and fresh basil, chopped onion, olives, or sometimes anchovies.
Tomato concasse is also added to Béarnaise sauce to produce Choron sauce which is served with lobster dishes buttered.
Garlic Bread – Garlic butter is smeared and toasted and garnished with concasse and pickled black olives and grilled mushrooms.
Tomato concasse is popularly used as TOPPING for Italian bruschetta.