Here is an easy way to blanch tomatoes in just a few seconds!!

 

 

Now to the post,when I was thinking about a suitable theme for Srivalli’s Microwave Easy Cooking[MEC] event which I am hosting right now,I thought of all the dishes that can be prepared exclusively in the MW and all of them were hosted already.Then I thought why not I host Favorites and the first thing that came to my mind was to blanch tomatoes.

Blanching tomatoes is not exactly a recipe and its really no big deal.We all do it on stove tops for the preparing puree for soups,chutney’s,rasam and gravies.Blanching tomatoes is a breeze in MW and it hardly takes a minute.When I started cooking this was the first one to try and it has stayed since.

All I do is slit the tomatoes halfway and put in them in a microwave proof bowl with a little water and microwave for 30-45 seconds on high.

 

 

The timing may vary with the brand and also with the quantity of tomatoes used.As you can see from the pic above,these tomatoes can be easily peeled and pureed and used in any recipe you need.

I use Microwave oven to prepare everything from basic like this one to bake cakes.What are your favorite dishes that you prepare exclusively in the MW?Do share them with us in our MEC event.

Updated:Taking a hint [ 😉 ] ,I am sending this off to Jayas Back to Basics Event.

20 thoughts on “How To Blanch Tomatoes In A Microwave”

  1. Padmajha

    Like you – I tend to use the microwave for a lot of my cooking. Softening fresh tomatoes for chutneys and curries is takes such a short time and it retains the flavour.

    Thank you very much for nominating me for an award. I feel really blessed as Umm Mymnoonah from Taste of Pearl City has also nominated me and I was going to pass it on to you as you have a great blog. If it's OK with you – I'll pass it on to another blogger.

  2. Dear Padmaja
    An award for me !!! I am so delighted!! I love to receive awards and knowing fully, I am nowhere near my great Blog friends..Oh ! yes congrats to you on receiving the award!!
    Thats a great idea,,, so far I have been blanching tomato in boiling water..now you have taken away my headache.
    This Micro cooking sounds interesting , although I dont cook in micro..( I am not allowed actually)
    Ya there is one fast traditional Bong Vege dish I had cooked in micro and published. Most of my blog-friends liked it …
    Let me see if I can try some thing when someone is fast asleep..ha ha
    Have a nice weekend

  3. PJ, thank you the award and the tip on blanching the tomatoes is great. I have recently started doing it and it saves so much time and energy. I can think of another event this tip would be perfect for but I am not going to solicit (hint, hint)… 🙂

  4. PJ, thank you the award and the tip on blanching the tomatoes is great. I have recently started doing it and it saves so much time and energy. I can think of another event this tip would be perfect for but I am not going to solicit (hint, hint)… 🙂

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