& Seeding Tomatoes
call for peeled and seeded tomatoes. Some recipes are enhanced
by removing the outer skin and/or removing the juicy seeds in
the center. It is quite simple to do and does not need to deter
you from making a recipe simply because of these extra steps.
water to a saucepan, so that when the tomatoes are added they
are completely covered with water. Bring water to a boil. Cut
a small X in the bottom of each tomato, being careful not to cut
out any tomato flesh. Gently ease the tomatoes into the boiling
water. Leave tomatoes in the water for about 15-30 seconds. Lift
them out with a slotted spoon and drop them into a bowl of ice
water. This will stop the cooking process. Pull the skin off with
the tip of a knife. If the skin continues to stick, return the
tomato to the boiling water for about another 10 seconds.
Cut the tomato
in half crosswise (halfway between stem and bottom of tomato).
Squeeze each half gently, cut side down, over a bowl or strainer.
Under a gentle stream of water scoop out any remaining seeds with