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Greek Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Po Ngai

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
6 large, firm tomatoes
1 small zucchini, shredded
Salt
3 tbs olive oil
1 to 2 garlic cloves to taste, minced
cup finely chopped fresh mint
2 tbs chopped fresh dill or parsley
cup rice or coarse bulgur
Freshly ground pepper

Directions:
Directions:
1. Prepare the tomatoes. With a sharp pairing knife, cut out the tops of the tomatoes as you would a jack-o-lantern, leaving them intact so that you can replace them when you bake the tomatoes. Cut away the woody core, and reserve the tops. Using a small spoon, preferably a grapefruit spoon, scoop out the insides of the tomatoes. Place a strainer over a bowl, and rub the seed pods against the strainer. Discard the seeds. Finely chop the pulp. Add to the bowl with the juice. Salt the tomato shells, place them upside down on a rack set on ta baking sheet, and let drain while you prepare the remaining ingredients.

2. Toss the shredded zucchini with a generous amount of salt, and let drain in a colander for 10 minutes. Take up handfuls of zucchini and squeeze out as much liquid as possible. Transfer to the bowl with the tomato pulp. Add the garlic, mint, parsley or dill, and rice or bulgur. Season generously with salt and pepper. Stir in 2 tbs of the olive oil and let sit for 30 minutes.

3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Oil a baking dish large enough to accommodate all of the tomatoes. Fill the tomatoes almost to the top with the stuffing, and replace the caps. Place in the oiled baking dish. Drizzle on the remaining oil. Place in the oven, and bake 45 minutes to an hour until the tomatoes are almost collapsing. Remove from the heat, and allow to cool to room temperature or serve hot.


Tip: Advance preparation: These can be made a day ahead. Leftovers are good for 3 or 4 days, though they might collapse a bit.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
2

 

 

 

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