How to Peel a Tomato

I have only started doing this recently, but sometimes that fresh tomato flavor is something you need instead of a can. It is especially good for applications where you aren't cooking the tomatoes or when there are especially nice tomatoes at the store. I don't usually take the seeds out because they are delicious, but if you were to squeeze the seeds out and dice the flesh, this technique is called "Concassee"
First cut out the core (Just the little piece on top), then make an X on the bottom with your knife. Drop the tomatoes into boiling water for about 30 seconds. You will start to see the skin coming off. Pull them out and let them cool before peeling. If you are planning on using them raw (mostly raw), put them in an ice bath to instantly stop the cooking. After they cool, you can just peel the skin right off.

How to Peel a Tomato

  • Tomatoes

Instructions

  1. First cut out the core (Just the little piece on top), then make an X on the bottom with your knife.
  2. Drop the tomatoes into boiling water for about 30 seconds. You will start to see the skin coming off. Pull them out and let them cool before peeling. If you are planning on using them raw (mostly raw), put them in an ice bath to instantly stop the cooking.
  3. After they cool, you can just peel the skin right off