Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Secret of Peeling Tomato Skin

FOR THE LOVE OF SALSA

Cream cheese & jalapeno sealed my family's fondness to salsa.  We love it!  But the thought of peeling a kilo or two tomato skin is just dreadful.

After a batch of messy and painfully long peeling process, hindi ko matanggap ganon kahirap yun. Pano ba ginagawa ng mga professionals ito, diba?   

What's the big secret in peeling tomato skin? 

Slice an X.

Bigger X works better for me.

Ohh! Yun lang pala iyon. Just make sure tomatoes are washed thoroughly before cutting a shallow X on the bottom.  Drop the tomato into boiling water for about 30 seconds or when the skin begins to peel. If you intend to peel several tomatoes make sure you have enough water for all of the tomatoes.  To stop cooking, quickly remove form the heat, wash with cold running water or let it sit in an ice bath.  Once the tomato has been chilled, begin the glorious peeling process.  

Ready for peeling in 1, 2, 3

So note to self - do some research before diving in.  Chances are things are simpler when you learn from other peoples' mistakes este experiences. ;-)  

Instructions on how to peel tomatoes from All Recipes.com

Tin

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31 comments:

  1. This is a great tip! i love cooking. This can be handy one of these days.

    xoxo
    MrsMartinez

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  2. Wow! Thanks for this tip! Now I know! Glad to have read your post!

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  3. i love salsa, with the hint of spice, perfect for my burrito.. ganyan pla secret ng peeling.. magaya nga!

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  4. I am sure my husband will read this too. Now making salsa is so easy. Thank you for sharing sis.

    Mommy Maye

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  5. Thanks for sharing this worderful tip. I can use this one when cooking dishes with tomatoes.

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  6. This is a great tip! BTW, I love your new header!

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  7. Great tip! Perfect for a lot of dishes that need tomatoes!

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  8. galing! I have always wondered about that1 thanks for sharing

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  9. Thanks for sharing new ideas with us!

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  10. Excellent tip! Now you save us the time having to research about this.

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  11. Thanks for sharing this great tip! Ganun lang pala ang ginagawa nila! Imagine peeling a LOT of tomatoes and not knowing this technique! Good thing you shared this one! :-)

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  12. ganun lang pala un!!!
    great tip

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  13. Ohhh that is quite helpful! So far I haven't had to peel that many tomatoes pa naman, hehe!

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  14. That's really interesting.. haven't tried peeling tomato skin off before but I do love eating salsa.

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  15. It's that simple?! I love tomatoes and I've spent a lot of frustrating times peeling them to put on my pasta or bread. Thank you!

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  16. cool tip. haha. but i don't even know how to make salsa. oh poor me.. haha

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  17. your family must be enjoying your special salsa treats :)

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  18. Sis, ang kulit ng post na ito, but it makes sense ha. Just want to try this when I peel a tomato.

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  19. wow, i love the technique, ill use that when i deal with tomatoes :)

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  20. Thanks for the tips. I wanna' try it some time on my tomatoes.

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  21. Great tip! Now I know the trick. Often times, this kind of cooking tips is posted and shared at YouTube.

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  22. Thanks for sharing! :) This made peeling easy to do!

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  23. I really love tomatoes, so the skin never bothers me. I'll keep this in mind when I encounter a recipe that involves peeling the skin off though. :)

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  24. Thanks for the tip, learned something new today. :D When I do tomato salsa, I include the peelings hahaha

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  25. Great cooking tips especially on how to peel tomatoes the easy way. Basta me, I love tomatoes!!!!!!

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  26. I know I've read this before but it's good to be reminded again. Thanks.

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  27. I love salsa too! I would love to make one at home

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  28. Thanks for the tip... It's one I learned some time ago and good to be reminded. ;-)
    Eliz

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  29. Care to share the salsa recipe?

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