Vegetable Preparation – Seed a Tomato

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Chef Robert Nassar from Dinner Done demonstrates how to seed a tomato.

    Robert Nasser

    Robert Nasser is the owner of Dinner Done's Centreville, VA store. Robert has been involved in the kitchen in one form or another from age 6. A past owner of 2 restaurants in Venezuela, he knows what good food is made of: great ingredients and great recipes. Concern for the way our eating habits are changing, especially since more and more households are extremely busy places, played a big part in his decision to license a Dinner Done store in Virginia from his brother and sister in law in Florida. Filling the need for healthy meals, while getting families back around the dinner table is a major reason for Dinner Done's success. His international background and love of travel have given Robert a unique perspective on foods and ingredients, and how best to marry them to obtain new tastes and flavors. When coming up with new recipes for his customers, Robert can draw upon this experience to enable them to try new ideas without sacrificing taste or nutrition. A self confessed recipe book addict, he has accumulated over 50 cookbooks in 3 languages. These rarely stay on a shelf, as he uses them almost daily!

    Hi, Im Robert Nassar from Dinner Done. Were talking today about basic vegetable prep, and now were going to show you how to seed a tomato. Many times when using tomatoes in our salads, some of your guests or some of your family members might not want to have seeds in their tomatoes, and its a relatively easy thing to take the seeds out. What were going to need is a cutting board with a towel underneath it to keep it from slipping around, and a knife, that simple. So, to begin, set the part of the tomato that had the stem on it, face down, and cut your tomato by holding it on both sides and putting your knife in the middle in two. This is what it should like. You will notice that one side will be open and the other side will be closed. So, make another cut so that we get quarters, and now comes the easy part. You can use a spoon or you can just squeeze it if you will. If you just squeeze it, you will see how the pulp with all the seeds comes out, leaving you with just the tomato flesh itself, or you can take a spoon and spoon out those seeds. They will come out all in one chunk, there will be a little bit of juice along with that, but now youve got pure tomato flesh and none of the seeds, and thats how you seed a tomato.