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I'm tired; have tomatoes, sweet corn, mozzarrela [moved from General Topics]

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I've been covering for a co-worker for a month now, and am exhausted. I haven't the energy to go to the store and get additional ingredients, but I bought a few large organic heirloom tomatoes, some sweetcorn and green onions, and mozzarella at farmer's market yesterday and have some fresh basil from the garden. I also have a can of crab meat I need to use soon, but I don't have eggs for crabcakes. I also have lemons on hand, but that's about it for my fridge. What can I make with these ingredients that doesn't require a lot of effort?

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  1. This might be too late for you, but why not make a salad like tuna salad with the crabmeat and the onions, and stuff it in the tomatoes, then top with the mozzarella and stick it under the broiler for a minute. I don't know how basil would be with crab but if it appeals, add it too.

    1. Sorry to reply so late. If you have mayo, you can use it in place of eggs for crabcakes. With a little caprese on the side, or maybe a corn, tomato, onion salsa-type thing?

      Hope you have a good dinner...

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      1. re: riceflour

        Thank you both.
        I will for sure make the crab salad stuffed tomatoes tomorrow. What a great idea!
        That's also a good idea for the crabcakes I can make some up tomorrow and freeze them for weekdays when I'm too tired to cook.

      2. This should be easy enough:

        Make a basic sliced tomato/mozarella/basil/evoo salad with a little lemon juice and/or zest. Make a second salad with the crab, mayo, roasted corn, and the green onions - just a little S & P. Maybe a little tarragon or dill too. Serve with bib or Boston lettuce and some crusty bread.

        Have fun!

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        1. re: Richard 16

          Cooking Light had a recipe a couple of years ago for a tomato corn tart. I think mozz was sprinkled on top. It was pretty simple. It may still be on their site.

          1. re: nissenpa

            wow I love the ways this sounds!