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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.

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

By Sophie Grigson

Skill level

Easy

Equipment you will need for this technique

  • Heatproof bowl
  • Fork