Sunday, May 3, 2009

Stuffed Tomatoes

I found some beautiful tomatoes at the market, about 1.5 to 2" in diameter, still on the vine. Had to buy them. I decided stuffing them was the way to go.

















I cut them in half, removed the seeds, salted them and let them drain for ~15 minutes, then stuffed them with my "egg ball" mix, shredded Gruyere, chopped capers, and chopped green onions.

















(The egg ball mix is a blend of fine bread crumbs, garlic, parmesan, and herbs. It's called "egg ball" mix because you mix it with eggs, then fry spoonfuls of the batter. The resulting fritters are great in tomato sauce for a meatless dinner. The mix also works well for stuffing artichokes. But those are other posts that I haven't written yet.)

















I then placed the tomatoes in a olive oil-coated baking dish, and baked for about 20 minutes. At that point, they looked like they needed more cheese, so I added some more shredded Gruyere, and placed back in the oven (turned off) to melt.

















Absolutely delicious.

















You'll probably notice that there are way more pictures than normal in this post. For some reason, almost all my pics turned out very well (at least in my eyes). Diffused natural light and a little luck makes for droolworthy (in my humble opinion) photographs .

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13 comments:

melissa said...

The pictures are great, yes. Love seeing the tomatoes more than once. The egg balls sound great but yeah, I really want to see them in artichokes. Yum.

litterbox said...

Nice. Would like to prepare stuffed tomatoes right now

Vicki said...

Hey Melissa - Would've done chokes, but all they had were the huge tightly packed ones, need more open ones to stuff. Keeping an eye out...

Hi litterbox - Your stuffed tomato recipe sounds interesting, never would've thought of egg salad in tomatoes!

oneshotbeyond said...

I've actually never had a stuffed tomato...which is shocking b/c I love tomatoes so much. Your version sounds great!

Vicki said...

Hey OSB - This was my 1st time having stuffed tomatoes too. Definitely won't be my last.

Betts said...

I'll say the pictures came out good! I'm tempted to lick my computer screen.

Vicki said...

Hey Betts - Thanks!

Dazy said...

I'm making this for dinner tonight. I think I'll try to shoot it, but I don't think it will be as pretty as your picture!

Vicki said...

Hi Dazy - Thank you! Hope you enjoy them.

Anonymous said...

It was extremely interesting for me to read that post. Thanks for it. I like such topics and anything connected to them. I would like to read a bit more soon.

tigerfish said...

Need to try some stuffed tomatoes soon...never make them at home before!

Vicki said...

Hi tigerfish - This was the first time I had ever made them, I don't know why I waited so long!

Anonymous said...

This image is very immpressive, you are good photographer