Fresh Tomato Sauce for Stuffed Squash
It's easy to blanch tomatoes for too long, causing the flesh to become mushy. To determine the proper cooking time, simply remove a tomato from the water, beginning after about ten seconds, and gently pinch with two fingers. The skin should have just a slight give and feel slightly less taut than when raw. The tomato sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.