To peel the tomatoes: Bring a small pot of water to a boil. Gently score each tomato (an "X" will do). Drop tomatoes in boiling water for about 30 seconds each. Remove the tomatoes immediately if they start to peel in the water. Remove tomatoes and immediately place in a bowl of ice water; Let stand for about 5 minutes. The skin should be loose around the "X" and can be peeled away.