Smooth Tomato Sauce

Glory of glories, the tomatoes are in!
Summer tomatoes are what many gardeners and foodies look forward to all year long. So let’s kick off tomato season with a simple recipe for smooth tomato sauce that includes a technique for peeling and seeding.

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1 pound of tomatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt


Bring a large pot of water to boil.
Fill a large bowl with ice water.
With a serrated knife, core out the stem and make an “X” on the bottom of the tomato.
Drop a small number of tomatoes in the boiling water for 30 seconds (until the skin loosens and pulls apart).
Remove tomatoes from the boiling water with a slotted spoon and drop into the ice bath for 30 seconds.
Repeat this process until all of your tomatoes have been blanched and shocked.
The skin should slip off the tomato.
Over a strainer, pull apart the tomato and push out the seeds. When finished, add the reserve juice back to the peeled and seeded tomatoes.
Stir in olive oil and salt to taste.

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