Have you ever wondered how to go about peeling your garden fresh tomatoes? Well wonder no more my friends because the answer is here! Here’s the MealDiva way of peeling fresh tomatoes: use boiling water.
I like to use this method when I have a big batch of tomatoes because you can process 3-4 of them at the same time:
- First, bring a large pot of water to a boil on the stove.
- As the water heats up, place a handful of ice cubes into a bowl and fill with cold water. Put the ice water next to the stove.
- Rince the tomatoes and remove any stems that are still attached.
- Using a sharp knife, slice a shallow X into the bottom of the tomato and then place them into the boiling water.
- Boil the tomatoes until the X begins to split open, about 30 seconds. Do not boil them for more then 30 seconds of they start to cook.
- Using a slotted spoon, remove the tomatoes and submerge them in the ice water to cool off and stop cooking.
- Remove the tomatoes from the ice water and gentle being to peel the skin at the X.
- Only a little tomato flesh should come off with the skin. If to much flesh comes off, you’ve cooked the tomato to long and you might want to try 25 seconds next time.
- Disgard the skin and start cooking with your freshly peeled tomatoes!