Sunday, July 11, 2010

Basil (and whatever) stuffed tomatoes

Had an epiphany with this one. Saw these juicy red organic tomatoes and thought about everything that "goes with" tomatoes, then checked the fridge to see what we had.

Chopped red onion, fresh basil, fresh parmesan, olive oil, salt, pepper. Mixed in a bowl, cut out the center of the tomatoes, stuffed them and grilled indirect for about 15 minutes. Finish with a little balsamic vinegar (that good stuff I told you to get a while back).

These came out great and the flavor reminded me of Grandma Andaloro's sauce (certainly not as good as hers).

Other ingredient ideas (think pizza toppings and think fresh)... Shallots, garlic, pine nuts, mushrooms, chopped olives, jalapeƱos, mozzarella, cooked sausage...

I tried both hollowing out and slicing laterally. The hollowed out method seemed to work better on the grill. Another thought is to use smaller tomatoes and serve as an appetizer.

Robust flavor, healthy, low carb, fun, colorful, easy, inexpensive, great with white or red wine...

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