More To Life Than Bacon – Tomatoes


Stuffed Tomatoes Provençal

 8 good-sized firm tomatoes
 8 Tblsp olive oil
 1 onion, finely chopped
 6 garlic cloves, finely minced
 4 Tblsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
 4 Tblsp fresh basil, finely chopped
 2 tsp thyme
 2 tsp rosemary
 2 eggs
 1/3 cup whole milk
 1 cup breadcrumbs
 salt & pepper to taste
 grated Parmesan cheese

Wash and rinse the tomatoes.
Cut them at the top, just bit below the stem.
Carefully scoop out the pulp with a small spoon.
(save the pulp)

Heat oil in large skillet.
Add tomato pulp, onion, garlic, & herbs.
Saute few minutes til ingredients well blended.
In deep bowl, beat eggs with milk, add contents of skillet,
  breadcrumbs, salt & pepper.
Mix well and fill the empty tomatoes with mixture.
Sprinkle top of tomatoes with grated cheese.
Grease a baking dish and set tomatoes in it.

Bake at 350° for 30 minutes.
Serves 8 as appetizer or side dish

Bayou BLT

 1/2 cup Light Mayonnaise
 2 tbsp Onion-finely minced
 2 tbsp Green Pepper-finely minced
 2 tbsp Celery-finely minced
 1/2 tsp Tabasco Sauce (or to taste)

 8 slices Bread
 2 medium Tomatoes
 4 large Lettuce Leaves
 12 slices Bourbon Street Cajun Country Bacon

In a small mixing bowl, add mayo, finely minced onion, green pepper, celery, and Tabasco sauce.
Stir together and set aside in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Cook bacon to personal preference and drain on paper towel.
In the meantime, slice tomatoes to about 1/4 inch thickness.
Rinse lettuce leaves and dry them well.
Toast bread.
Assemble sandwiches by liberal spreading sauce onto one slice of bread.
Top with lettuce, tomato, bacon, another slice of toasted bread.
Servings: 4
h/t Bacon Freak

11 Replies to “More To Life Than Bacon – Tomatoes”

  1. You know what frustrates the hell out of me; your ingredients. There is just no way I have access to them; your recipes are to die for.
    But they do inspire me to be creative and adapt that which I can.
    Tina, that Bacon shelled taco is so disgusting! As an aspiring veggie-man, it temps me beyond redemption. Gods, I wish I could get good bacon here. 😉

      1. Oh, mercy me. Thank the gods there aren’t enough westerners here for that to work. But thanks for the thought; I’ll muddle through as usual… 😉

          1. Exactly what my wife said! Herbs are the one thing that take up so little room you can grow them a few feet of space. Of course, the recipe assume tomatoes are available. If not, he should move. 😀

          2. Oh, we’ve got plenty of room to grow. We grow figs, basil, limes, 3 different Thai herbs, sweet basil, mint, spinach (Thai variety), kale, tomatoes, mangoes, and pomegranates.
            However, due to humidity, temperatures, and monsoons; many western/northern things don’t do well here. Jalapenos and Habaneros (my favorites) are very difficult to grow as an example.
            Thanks for the thoughts.

  2. We’ve a bumper crop of tomatoes this year. Big, tasty and plentiful. One slice covers a large burger kind of tomatoes.

    1. I truly love good tomatoes. What I hate are those in the supermarkets, picked pre-ripe, bred for looks alone. Nowadays I get my most of my vegs via a CSA or a farmers market where I know the farms/farmers involved.
      Was planning on major gardening this year but got too involved with work, Agonist issues and trying to declutter my house and life. Now that I’m unemployed, I will be doing whatever I can this late in the season.

      1. You’re trying to declutter your house? That’s what I’m attempting to do. My dream is to own nothing except for my house, of course 😉

        Minimalism and Feng Shui. Peace …..

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