March 3, 2009

French style baked tomatoes

France is meant for his beauty & food. One such wonderful dish is "Tomatoes a la Provencale" which means baked tomatoes in breadcrumbs & garlic. One of the fav starter for pravin, to whom I m dedicating this tooo:)

He likes this, especially when garnished with melted cheese on top. It taste awesome, with cheese & herbs in the softened tomatoes.
This serve as a different starter & its quite easy to prepare with ingredients in hand. Yeah! we can add some more spices (optional) like chilly powder & garam masala to bring the Indian touch. This would be a great treat for vegetarians.
To make it rich, can serve with cheese (bake it for further 3 min (till cheese melts)). It taste YUM !!!!

Ingredients :
  1. 6 firm ripe fleshy tomatoes (about 2 lb)
  2. 1/4 cup olive oil
  3. 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
  4. 2 tbsp minced fresh basil leaves
  5. 2 tbsp minced fresh parsley leaves
  6. 1 clove garlic, mashed
  7. 3 tbsp minced shallots
  8. Salt and pepper
  9. Pinch of thyme
Directions to cook :

  • Preheat your oven to 400ºF (200ºC). Remove the stems of the tomatoes. Cut the tomatoes in two half. Squeeze out seeds and juice. Add salt and pepper.

  • Blend the rest of the ingredients together in a bowl. Fill each of the tomatoes with the mixture. Sprinkle the tomatoes with olive oil.

  • In a baking dish arrange the tomatoes not too close from each other.

  • Bake the tomatoes in the oven at 400º (200ºC) for 15 minutes max.
Serve as a starter or as a side dish.

17 comments :

notyet100 said...

hi swapna u can send them to Sanghis hub to,.:-)she is celebratin tomatoes this month,..lovely click

Gayathri said...

I love tomatoes, they look really delicious

n33ma said...

This is an easy and great dish.Tomatoes look juicy and perfectly cooked.

Ann said...

Dearie,wonderful click..awesome..

Ashwini said...

wow they look delicious ..love the color of them..

srikars kitchen said...

Nice click.. looks yummy.. nice entry..

Lavanya said...

they looks delicious..nice pictures n nice dishes swapna!!All are different and curious!!

Madhumathi said...

I love tomatoes.I will try this ..It looks yummy and you clicked it b'fully :)

sowmya said...

baked tomatoes sounds good and delicious..

Akal's Saappadu said...

lovely color; will be yummy as it is or even with some grilled meat or fish; mmmm,thank you for reminding me of this nice dish!

Muneeba said...

I'm a cheese person, so the idea of melting the cheese on top sounds PERFECT! Thks for sharing ... I love seeing people try recipes from all around the world. It's the next best thing to actually going there!

AnuSriram said...

Nice entry! Looks colourful and delicious!

Vicky Xavier. said...

wonderful starter dish . Noting it for my party ideas:) Looks delicious dear.

Sanghi said...

Yummy yummy new and eyes-capturing recipe. Excellent click and presentation Swapna. Do visit my blog, and if u wish send this entry to my FIL - tomato event :)

LG said...

Baked tomatoes look delicious and colorful Swapna :)

Dershana said...

beautiful picture! must have tasted great too.

Sanghi said...

Lovely delight! Do collect ur awards from my blog:)

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