One day I came across a recipe that called for removing the skin of a tomato. I’ve since started peeling tomatoes for a lot of my sauces and curries. I find that by doing this, it makes the dish come together nicely, and gets rid of those stringy tomato peels that can ruin the mouth-feel of a dish.
This is how its done :
1. Score an X on the bottom of the tomato.
2. Bring a pot of water to boil. Place the tomato in the boiling water for one minute, or until the skin starts to pull away from the fruit.
3. Remove the tomato carefully, and place under cold running water. Or if you’re boiling several tomatoes, then fill a bowl with cold water and transfer all of them in this bowl.
4. Peel tomatoes, chop and use in recipes.