How To Blanch Tomatoes

Before I begin this post, I have a BIG news to share. I finally did it!!! Yes. Yes. Yes.

I bought my first dSLR & a image processing PC with good configuration. Do you want details? Even if you don’t want, I will still be sharing them later in the week. *wink* That’s me!

How To Blanch Tomatoes | My First dSLR

How To Blanch Tomatoes | My First dSLR

Coming back to the post, I know that most of you know how to blanch tomatoes but I have seen so many different versions of blanching using boiling, steaming or plain peeling that I decided to share my own method of blanching which again I have picked up from my mother.

How To Blanch Tomatoes | My First dSLR

How To Blanch Tomatoes | My First dSLR

The step is simple in less than a minute you have a blanched tomato. Dig in a fork into a tomato and slowly move it over a slow-medium flame and voila! The skin bubbles and comes off on its own.

How To Blanch Tomatoes | My First dSLR

How To Blanch Tomatoes | My First dSLR

You are left with easy to peel off skin and a great smoky flavour.

The only drawback to this process is that if you have many tomatoes to blanch then this may seem tedious. But I personally prefer this one for any number of tomatoes and have always used this method.

How To Blanch Tomatoes | My First dSLR

How To Blanch Tomatoes | My First dSLR

So here to smoky blanched tomatoes.

How To Blanch Tomatoes

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 7 minutes

Yield: 7-8 tomatoes

How To Blanch Tomatoes

A quick and easy way to blanch tomatoes. It leaves with a lovely smoky flavor to the tomatoes.

Ingredients

  • 7-8 - Tomatoes, firm
  • Fork

Instructions

  1. Wash & clean tomatoes.
  2. Pierce the fork into a tomato at the top, where it is attached to the plant.
  3. Now slowly rotate it over the fire slow-medium holding the fork.
  4. As you move the fork you will notice the skin bubbling, charring & shrinking.
  5. Remove from fire. Allow the tomato to cool for few seconds and peel off the skin.

Notes:

You can use a grilling pan as well to achieve this.

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  • http://ananyatales.com Ananya Kiran

    Thanks for sharing this useful post !

    • http://lemoninginger.com Deepali Jain

      Thanks Ananya. My pleasure.

  • http://www.rakeshmondal.info/4-Wheel-Drive-Robot-Design Robotics guy

    Thank for another tasty post :) I am sure your kids never run out of options when it comes to eat something exciting and tasty for sure, as they have a talented mother :)

    • http://lemoninginger.com Deepali Jain

      Oh Thanks a ton Rakesh. You made my day. Yeah I started this blog when I embarked on feeding my kids home baked goodies. so in a way this food blog exist mostly for feeding my family. :)

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    Pranjali

    • http://lemoninginger.com Deepali Jain

      Thanks Pranjali for visiting my space. Would surely visit yours soon.

  • Rashmi Rai

    That’s so smart -quick, quirky &tasty…..just the twist required to make food so wonderfully delicious….thanks for sharing.

    • http://lemoninginger.com Deepali Jain

      Thanks Rashmi. I am glad you liked it. :)