A simple and quick way to perfectly peel tomatoes. Peeling tomatoes is a great technique for recipes where the peel texture may not be desired, such as pickles, soups, and sauces. Even though cherry tomatoes were used here, this technique can be used with regular-sized tomatoes—just make sure to blanch them a little bit longer.
Fill a medium pot halfway with water and bring to a boil over medium heat
Prepare an ice bath in a bowl
Make a small and shallow x on the top of 16 mixed cherry tomatoes. Add them to the water and cook for 45s, until the peel starts to come off, but the tomatoes are still firm
Immediately transfer the tomatoes to the ice bath and let them sit for 1m to stop cooking
Remove the peel with your hands. The peeled tomatoes are ready
Use them to substitute canned peeled tomatoes.
Yield 3 cups
Mixed Cherry Tomato16
Ice Cubefor ice bath