Seed and Dice Tomatoes
Seed and Dice
- To seed and dice a tomato, quarter it lengthwise.
- With its skin side against a cutting board, remove the seeds from one tomato quarter using a sharp knife.
- Dice the flesh and repeat with the other three quarters.
Remove Skin and Seeds
- Put on a pot of water to boil. Fill a large bowl with ice water. With a paring knife, cut a tiny "x" in the bottom of each tomato. Drop the tomatoes into the boiling water. Count to 10.
- Remove one tomato with a slotted spoon and pull on the skin to see if it is loosening. If the skin is still tight, put the tomato back in the pot and boil for another 10 seconds or so. If the skin is loose, immediately remove all the tomatoes from the pot and plunge them into the bowl of ice water to stop the cooking.
- Once the tomatoes are cool, immediately take them out of the water to drain. Leaving exposed tomatoes in water may cause them to become waterlogged.
- Set up a bowl with a sieve across it to catch the seeds. Take a tomato half in one hand and gently squeeze it over the sieve to expel the seeds and the clear liquid around them.
See also: Oven Roasted Tomatoes
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