Tomato and Sweet Pepper Sauce

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Appears in
The Gefilte Variations

By Jayne Cohen

Published 2000

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Try this cilantro-scented sauce when beautifully fresh tomatoes and peppers are in season.


  • 2 pounds fresh plum tomatoes (if you have access to a farmers’ market, look for heirloom varieties; I’ve particularly enjoyed a deep-flavored, juicy yellow plum tomato)
  • 2 tablespoons


  1. Prepare the tomatoes. Bring a 6-quart saucepan of water to a boil. Add the tomatoes and cook for 60–90 seconds. Using tongs, transfer them one by one to a large bowl to cool slightly. Peel off the skins (they should come off quite easily). Cut off and discard the stem end of eac