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Sep 15, 2007 02:31 PM

Ideas for stuffed tomatoes?

With the marvelous tomato harvest, I've been using tomatoes in just about every meal. One thing I haven't attempted much is stuffed tomatoes - I stick to fairly generic parmesan/herb/breadcrumb mixtures there. What else should I try stuffed in tomatoes? Bonus points if you can help me recall a baked/stuffed tomato recipe that involves sugar and cinnamon!

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  1. I was at a friend's house a couple of weeks ago. She made tomatoes stuffed with ground lamb and feta. I don't know the exact recipe, but it was great.

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    1. re: Wintergoblin

      Wintergoblin, if you or anyone wants to paraphrase or describe how they'd re-create this dish, I'd love input---this sounds awesome to me. Since I try to do the low-carb thing when I'm not dining out, my version would steer clear of rice etc...

    2. If you don't mind a cold stuffed tomato, I would say tabbouli or a rice salad would be nice. There's also the classic tuna or crab or chicken salad stuffed tomato.

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      1. re: bryan

        along these lines--you can also stuff tomatoes with guacamole.

      2. Crab stuffed tomatoes. Mix crab with cream cheese, sauteed shallots, and parmesan, s&p to taste, stuff and bake.

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        1. Not a stuffed variety but mighty nice choice for a tomato harvest!


          3 quarts tomatoes (12 cups, after cutting)
          2 oranges
          2 lemons
          10 cups sugar
          2 tablespoons whole cloves
          6 tablespoons broken cinnamon stick

          REMOVE peel from tomatoes and cut in small pieces. Slice oranges and lemons very thin and quarter the slices. Pour off juice from the tomatoes. Add sugar. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Add oranges, lemons, and spices which have been ties loosely in cheesecloth bag. Place mixture over high heat and boil rapidly, stirring often. Cook until clear and thick (about 50 minutes). Pour into sterilized jars to within 1/2 inch of top. Put on cap, screw band firmly tight. Process in Boiling Water Bath 10 minutes. Yield: 8 eight oz. jars.

          1. Here's a salmon stuffed tomato from Marcella Hazan.