Does anyone have a tomato sauce recipe that does not require peeling the tomatoes? Have a zillion tomatoes in garden!

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JAC July 30, 2013
I agree with the food mill option.
While it is true that you can throw the tomatoes in a blender or use a boat motor, sometimes want a smoother finished product. If you are growing a lot of tomatoes then a food mill is worth the investment. I have seen mills as high as $150 but last year I got mine on sale for less than $30 and I am very happy with it.
It absolutely speeds up the canning process!
 
ChefJune July 30, 2013
I hope you have a food mill, because you don't have to worry about peeling or seeding ahead of the cooking. :)
 

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smslaw July 30, 2013
Give yourself a break and don't peel them. Skins are good for you. Do we peel tomatoes for BLTs? Fresh tomato basil sauce? Insalata Caprese? If you really have a problem with the skins, use a stick blender.
 
HalfPint July 30, 2013
I have a food mill that pretty much strains out the skin and seeds. They're not expensive and come in handy with make sauces and purees.
 
pierino July 30, 2013
I agree with HalfPint, a good food mill will take care of that problem. You might still want to push the mess through a strainer (tamis) to eliminate stray seeds. But peeling is actually very easy. With a sharp knife score a tiny X at the base of the tomato, then drop into boiling water. The skins will after about thirty seconds begin to show cracks. Drop them into ice water and peel.
 
Matilda L. July 30, 2013
If you don't mind eating skins, just leave them in the sauce! (I mind, so I just cook the tomatoes until softened and press them through a ricer or food mill so I don't have to peel each individual tomato.)
 
petitbleu July 30, 2013
Sorry for dancing my way around your question-just throwing out tips!
 
petitbleu July 30, 2013
Two good ways to get around the tomato-peeling issue: 1.) Puree the tomatoes in a food processor, or 2.) Grate tomatoes on the large holes of a box grater--the skins will come off in your hand. Also, if you don't mind the extra step, freeze tomatoes whole, then thaw them and pop the skins off. If you have a lot of freezer space, you can store them frozen and just make sauce as you need it.
 
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