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Posted on 23 June 2008 by

Quick Tip: How to Blanche Tomatoes

By Thomas Cenci

Here is a quick tip on how to remove the skin of a tomato.

It’s called blanching and can also be used on other fruits such as peaches or plums.

It’s great when using for garnishes or sauces when you don’t want bits of the skin left in, or can be used for half cooking vegetables to be reheated later.

1. Take a tomato and cut out the green stem.
2. Then make a small incision on the other end of the tomato.
3. Place into boiling salted water for no more than 10 seconds (longer for half cooking other vegetables).
4. Take out and place straight into iced cold water.
5. Drain from the iced water and peel the skin straight off.


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