2Gather and prep all ingredients. (To prep fresh tomatoes, wash tomatoes; cut a small "X" in the skin at the blossom end; 1/2 fill a large saucepan with water; place on high heat; when water begins to boil, add several tomatoes; return to boil; remove tomatoes, after 30 seconds, to an extra-large bowl of ice water. Repeat with remainder of tomatoes. Gather 2 large bowls, a heavy-duty spoon, a paring knife and a wire mesh strainer. Place strainer over one of the bowls. Holding a tomato over the strainer, use knife to remove core; discard core; peel tomato (skin should slip off easily) and place skin in strainer; cut tomato into quarters and use clean fingers to remove all seeds into the strainer; place prepared tomatoes in the second bowl. Repeat with remaining tomatoes. Use heavy-duty spoon to smash skins and seeds in strainer to release all their juice. Discard skins and seeds. Add remaining juice to bowl with tomatoes.