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Peeling tomatoes

Peeling tomatoes

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Ingredients

 

 

tomatoes, any type

Preparation method

  • Have ready a bowl of ice water large enough to accommodate the number of tomatoes. This should be approximately 7 parts water to 3 parts ice cubes.
  • Remove any stem tips from the tomatoes.
  • With a sharp knife, cut just through the skin of the tomato in two perpendicular lines on the bottom (not the stem side).
  • Bring a large pot of water to the boil.
  • Using a wire skimmer, drop a few tomatoes into the boiling water and remove them after 15 seconds.
  • Transfer them to the ice water immediately so that they cool quickly and release their skins.
  • When cold, remove the tomatoes from the water and take off the skins using a small knife.
  • Put the tomatoes on kitchen paper to dry.
  • Refrigerate until use.

Serving suggestions

  • As a basic ingredient in various dishes, such as tomato salad, or as a side dish.
  • It is very important that you use ripe tomatoes, the skins will come off much easier.
  • If you'd like to use this technique on cherry tomatoes, only blanch them in the boiling water for 8 seconds.

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