RECIPE TITLE " Stuffed Tomatoes"
Source: The Italian Gourmet,
courtesy of Cooking.com
This method of serving tomatoes is common to all of central and southern Italy and especially popular in Rome, around Naples, and in Sicily. This dish began life as a main course and subsequently became both an accompaniment to more important dishes, and an antipasto.
4 large, ripe tomatoes
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 cup olive oil
1/3 cup raw rice
1 sprig flat-leafed parsley, minced
Basil leaves, minced
1 garlic clove, peeled and bruised
1 teaspoon oregano
2 or 3 potatoes, sliced
Wash the tomatoes and slice horizontally across the top to make a cap that will serve as a lid. Scoop out the centers and reserve the pulp. Sprinkle a pinch each of salt and pepper and 1 teaspoon of the oil on the bottom of each tomato case.
In a bowl, combine the rice, tomato pulp, parsley, basil, garlic, oregano and 4 tablespoons of the oil. Mix well and divide the mixture among the 4 tomato cases. Cover with the tomato caps and arrange in an oiled baking dish on a bed of potato slices. Sprinkle with the remaining oil. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F oven for 45 minutes, until tender. Serve hot or cold.
Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Russell. All rights reserved.
| Nutrition Facts
Facts per Serving
Calories: 643 Fat: 55g Carbohydrates: 37g
Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 603mg Protein: 4g
Fiber: 4g % Cal. from Fat: 77% % Cal. from Carbs: 23%
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