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Skinning tomatoes

Skinning tomatoes

This is a foolproof way of skinning tomatoes.

-Place the whole, fresh tomatoes into a bowl. Cover with boiling water. Set aside for 30-60 seconds, or until the skins have split.

-Remove the tomatoes from the water using a fork. When they're cool enough to handle, peel off the skins.

See recipe in full

Pasta with tomato sauce, mozzarella and basil Pasta with tomato sauce, mozzarella and basil

By Sophie Grigson

Skill level


Equipment you will need for this technique

  • Heatproof bowl
  • Fork

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