Have you seen “peeled tomatoes” in a recipe and thought what is that? Well it’s quite simply, peeled tomatoes. The problem is that fresh tomatoes are hard to peel. So, here’s what you do. Fill a pot (size depends on how many tomatoes you’re peeling) with water, sprinkle with salt, and bring to a rapid boil.

fresh plum tomatoes

Using a pairing knife, cut out the stem end and cut an “X” slit into the other end. Repeat with all the tomatoes.
core x cut

Set up a large bowl of ice water, sprinkle with salt, set aside. Put the tomatoes in boiling water for 20 seconds. Remove and dunk in ice water for 1 minute. Remove. The skins will now want to come off.
blanched

Peel off all the skins and you’re done. (These pictures show plum tomatoes but you can peel any tomatoes in the same way.)
peeled tomatoes
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