Peeling: There are several ways to peel a tomato: Cut an X at the blossom end (opposite the stem).
Dip in boiling water for 10 to 30 seconds, depending on ripeness, then into ice water. The skin will pull off easily. Spear a tomato with a fork and hold it over the flame of a gas burner, turning often until the skin is blistered. Remove skin.
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