In summer and early fall, tomatoes are at their peak — at least in my stomping grounds. To me that means only one thing: tomato sauce season is here again at last!
Peeling and seeding: a crucial step to making the perfect tomato sauce
One of the important techniques in making sauce with fresh tomatoes is peeling and seeding the fruits. I’m often surprised to learn how many cooks never perform this step – which, as simple as it is, is nonetheless crucial to making the perfect sauce.
Peel and seed your tomatoes by hand… it’s worth it!
No matter how many tomatoes I have to make sauce with (and I’ve been known to tackle a couple hundred pounds at a time!), I always do the peeling and seeding by hand. Why not use a machine, you might ask? For the simple reason that doing it this way makes for a sauce with lots of body and texture. I won’t have it any other way.
So here’s a simple way to peel and seed tomatoes. The whole process takes only a few minutes, yet will give you fleshy slices and deliciously sweet, fresh tomato juice.
If your recipe doesn’t call for the juice, save it to make gazpacho or cocktails… You’ll be amazed how mouth-watering your Bloody Mary will be!
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