Sunday, June 21, 2015

Mom Cooking Tip 6

Cooking with fresh tomatoes automatically makes your dish better—except for one thing. Pesky tomato skins like to stick in your teeth. Tomatoes don’t peel like carrots. Here’s the secret to removing the skin without throwing away half the pulp:

Fill a small pot half full of water and bring it to a boil. Drop the tomatoes into the boiling water and cook for 30 seconds. Remove them with a slotted spoon and run them under cold water. Cut out the stem end of each tomato and pull the skin away. It will peel right off.

Photos by Andy Mills
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  1. Those pesky tomato skins! Thanks for the excellent mom cooking tip!

  2. Love this! So easy. Thanks, mom. :-)

  3. So good that way!

  4. Speaking of tomatoes and since tomato season is beginning....I want to share my serendipitous discovery that opened a whole new world of flavor to us. A salad staple in our house was always sliced cucumber, halved cherry tomatoes, parsley and sliced scallions with a fresh lemon, olive oil, salt and pepper dressing. Then I discovered the "Mediterranean salad" made with the exact same ingredients but for one difference in the preparation......all were chopped into 1/4-1/3 inch pieces! What an amazing taste! We gobble it like it was chocolate cake! True, the chopping takes extra time, but it is soooooo worth it!

  5. For people who have trouble removing the seed from the avocado, I recommend giving the seed a good sharp whack with a good sharp knife. It should pull right out if your avocado is ripe. And sprinkle the avocado with lemon juice so it won't turn brown.