do I need to peel tomatoes for this gazpacho?
making a gazpacho that is just uncooked tomatoes, bread crumbs, garlic and seasonings, blended together til smooth. I have a super duper Vita Mix blender, so everything gets processed as smooth as I need/want it to be. With that in mind, is there any reason I need to peel the tomatoes (which the recipe calls for) or can I just throw it all into the VitaMix and let it all get blended together?
thanks in advance for your help
IMO there is no need to skin them except maybe for looks and texture. I would think that some people may not want to eat the skin pieces that dont get blended. I don't know how well a vitamix works so if it will blend the skins up (as most blenders and processor don't) then just go for it
I don't, I just roughly chop them and throw them in my food processor. Turns out just fine for me...that and I like how it adds to the texture.
I skin them and also remove the seeds.
Doing these two things contributes to a less bitter taste.
I was going to respond with a conditional, "if" and "except," but then I read "Vita Mix." I'm sure the recipe calls for you to chop up the ingredients too, but you have a Vita Mix! The only cutting I'd do is for the tomato core/stem.
I'm in the peeling camp. Perhaps I'm just fussy. It's not really too hard to blanch and shock tomatoes. The skins come right off after that.