Kitchen Tip of the Week – How to Peel Tomatoes (and Soft Fruit)

3 09 2008

 

It’s prime tomato season right now so many people are interested in canning them or making batches of sauce to preserve through the winter.  This method can also be used to peel soft fruit, such as peaches or plums.   

How to Peel Tomatoes (or soft fruit)

You’ll need:

  • Tomatoes or other soft fruit such as peaches or plums
  • A large bowl filled with ice water
  • A large stockpot, filled with water and brought to a boil
  • A sharp knife
  • A slotted spoon or colander

 

 

1. Cut an 'X' in the bottom of each tomato with a sharp knife, making sure you cut all the way through the skin
1. Cut an ‘X’ in the bottom of each tomato with a sharp knife, making sure you cut all the way through the skin

 

 

Place tomatoes in pot of boiling water for 40 seconds
2. Place tomatoes in pot of boiling water for approximately 40 seconds

 

 

3. Using a slotted spoon, remove tomatoes from boiling water and place them immediately into ice water
3. Using a slotted spoon, remove tomatoes from boiling water and place them immediately in ice water

 

 

4. Peel skin from the bottom of the tomato - it should pull off without any trouble
4. Peel skin from the bottom of the tomato – it should pull off without any trouble

 

 

5. Cut tomatoes in half.  Scoop out the seeds trim the stem end.  Your tomatoes are now ready to use!
5. Cut tomatoes in half. Scoop out the seeds trim the stem end. Your tomatoes are now ready to use!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

Actions

Information

2 responses

8 09 2009
Peach Tiramisu « The Seasonal Gourmet

[…] no need to remove the skin but if you’d prefer to do so for presentation purposes, visit  Kitchen Tip of the Week: How to Peel Tomatoes and Soft Fruit for instructions. […]

23 09 2009
The Search for a Perfect Tomato « The Seasonal Gourmet

[…] Heirloom Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese and Sherry Vinaigrette Slow Roasted Tomatoes How to Peel Tomatoes Tomato Tart with Herbed Ricotta Caprese Salad 101 Corn and Tomato Salad with Basil […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




%d bloggers like this: