Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Stuffed Tomatoes

This is a simple side where I roasted beefsteak tomatoes stuffed with Swiss cheese and breadcrumbs.Beefsteak tomatoes are largest varieties of tomatoes.It holds together when cut and are flavourful and are excellent for stuffing or generally any other use of a tomato.I had just few of these and made use of them.You can also go for any firm variety of tomato available.

Stuffed tomatoes are popular in several cuisines be it the Indian style of Bharwan tomatoes or Italian stuffed tomatoes -Sicilian with capers,anchovies,breadcrumbs and parsley or Roman with rice and French style -Tomato Provencal -stuffed tomatoes with Gruyere cheese,parsley,basil etc.Basically you can go for whatever stuffing you want.I went for a simple stuffing of swiss and gruyere mix and coriander,breadcrumbs and salt and pepper.

Ingredients:
Big Firm Tomatoes: atleast 2
Olive oil

Filling:totaling atleast 1/2 cup
Bread Crumbs:Fresh or toasted or Italian style
Coriander/Cilantro: chopped
Salt
Pepper
Swiss Cheese grated

Preparation:
Cut the tomatoes into half horizontally.Gently without tearing squeeze out the pulp into a small bowl.If you find it difficult use a spoon for scrapping the insides,but make sure you do not cut the tomato.It will look like ..

Mix the pulp in the bowl with rest of the filling ingredients and stuff into tomato halves.Place the tomato halves in a lined/greased baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil and more salt and pepper .It looks like..

Bake in a pre heated oven at 375 F for 20-25 minutes or until the cheese melts and the tomato gets cooked -its skin will look slightly blistered and the top starts browning.

Serve warm as a side dish or depending on the size of the tomato as a snack or starter.


This was a recipe in my drafts and I think now its time I posted as this is an excelent choice for FIL:Tomato by Sanghi at TastyBites.The pics may not look that tempting,but the taste was excellent. I dedicate it to my family as we love tomatoes and can devour it in any form and whatever cuisine

29 Comments:

easycrafts said...

Looks yummy like cup cakes

Happy cook said...

I love love stuffed tomatoes like these and yours look really yummy.

Trupti said...

stuffed tomatoes looks very deilicious

Mangala Bhat said...

wow ! nice pics ...nice recipe :)

Anonymous said...

Superb clicks !!

Priya said...

Prefect way of having tomatoes, i love this cheesy stuffed tomatoes,just drooling rite now here..

Sia said...

gorgeous! bread crumbs, little seasoning and cheese stuffed tomatoes! what not to like? :)

Divya Kudua said...

They look so pretty!!

Cham said...

Love the stuffing and the cheese melting on top!

rekhas kitchen said...

oohhh they looks so prity and delicious sweatha nice color too

Sunshinemom said...

How cute they look!! I stuff them with aloos, but your stuffing looks tempting!

Lo said...

Simple, yes -- but also absolutely fantastic. This makes me long for the tomatoes of August!!

Priya said...

I picked up some really plump tomatoes with a similar idea in mind, haven't gotten to it though :D Your recipe sounds simple and flavorful.

Usha said...

Looks wonderful !

Superchef said...

looks really delicious and its soo simple also!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

very nice.. have always been wanting to try this. have seen this recipe on tv.

lovely pics.

Varsha Vipins said...

That would be n easy n yum appetizer..lovely..:)

Yasmeen said...

Tempting tomatoes,so simple to put together,the cheesy stuffing looks deelish!

jayasree said...

Stuffed tomatoes looks yumm. Never got around to make stuffed tomatoes. Yours looks tempting enough to give a try.

Sanghi said...

Yummy delight..! You can send this to my event FIL-Tomato. Rush up..!:)

Rachel said...

Scrumptious!!!

SMN said...

thatss so yummy..

Anonymous said...

nice yummy recipe

Anonymous said...

Delightful and Delicious for sure.... :)))

Anonymous said...

Nice recipe...looks delicious..

Soma said...

I have never stuffed tomatoes with breadbrumbs! real nice idea. Love it.
Soma(www.ecurry.com)

Asha said...

YUM! Love stuffed tomatoes and bell peppers, looks a great lunch! :)

Madhu's cooking gallery said...

yummy! these look cute! they look delicious, love the melting cheese on top of it! super yum!

Jude said...

Gotta love the flavor combo. Was not expecting the cilantro but I bet it tastes great on it.

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