With the weather crisp and chill outside, there’s no better time for a hearty family meal. And nothing brings warmth and taste to a dish like a delicious tomato-packed base. Whether it’s a South African classic like bobotie or tomato bredie, or something deliciously different like a chakalaka tomato soup, with Miami Canner’s fantastic tomato-based relish range in your pantry, a warming winter dish is never more than a few minutes away. Where will your imagination take you this winter?

The Magic of the Tomato

Is there any other food as versatile as the humble tomato? Crisp and delicious in a summer salad, it reinvents itself completely as a warming base for any number of delectable winter stews and dishes.

Tomato paste adds an invigorating jot of pleasant acidity to lift and cut heavy meats and thicken broths without overwhelming the dish. Pre-prepared relishes bring spice and comfort to the mix, creating the perfect base for any number of dishes. And all with the hearty warmth you crave in winter.

The One-Stop Pot

And when you’re pressed for time and need to feed the family in a hurry, what’s better than avoiding a stack of messy dishes and choosing a one-pot meal that fills and thrills? While a great potjiekos is the most iconic South African one-pot meal, there’s plenty more to go around. 

Think of a rich and herby West African Jollof rice, packed with aromatic flavour. Or keep it simple, and chop some boerewors into a tomato sauce for the perfect pasta dish. Chuck a few chunky pork sausages into your favourite baked beans, and jazz it up with our boerie relish for a new twist on a classic British dish. Or make a succulent one-pot chicken roast and soak up the fat with our tomato and green pepper mix. There’s so much versatility you can be as creative as you want- and a one-dish cleanup is an added bonus!

Bring Depth and Flavour to your Winter Table

Adding delicate balance and delicious pep to any dish, Miami’s pre-made tomato bases are your perfect winter pantry staple. Chuck them in a beef or oxtail stew for something delicious in the evening, and pack the leftovers (if there are any) up as bunny chow for a fantastic on-the-go lunch. We’ve developed a full range, packed with iconic herbs and spices from different culinary cultures, so you’ll never get bored. Winter is just better with the power of tomato-y goodness!

Chakalaha Tomato Soup

Need some more inspiration? Try this unique twist on an old classic, and watch the family fall in love.

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 2 hot chillies, chopped and de-seeded
  • 1 chopped or diced red pepper
  • 1 grated carrot
  • 1-2 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tin Miami tomato and onion mix
  • 1 cup of vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1 tsp Miami tomato paste
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Simply warm the oil, and fry the onion until glassy and soft. Add the other fresh ingredients, and let them cook through for a few minutes. Toss in the stock, tomato paste, and tomatoes, and season well. Serve with a crusty loaf, and dinner is sorted!

Power up your winter meals with healthy nutrition and hearty taste. Miami is always here to help you make the most of the season, so tuck in and enjoy!