Sunday, 18 December 2016

Stuffed Cherry Toms for a Street Party

Carole's Chatter: Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes


I wanted to take something reasonably healthy to our street party (we have 2 a year – one in the street in summer and one at a neighbours in winter).

So I made Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes.  We really enjoyed them but I noticed that they didn't get all snapped up – unlike the spicy sausage pieces and other carb heavy treats.

Ingredients:

Cherry Tomatoes
Parmesan cheese
Chopped basil and chives
Tabasco sauce
Mayo
Cream cheese
Lemon juice
Salt and pepper
Small basil leaves and paprika for garnish

Method:

I prepared both the tomato cases and the filling ahead of time and then combined them just before serving.

To prepare the tomatoes, I just sliced the top off and then scooped out the seeds and pulp.  I first tried using a teaspoon but that didn't work well.  Then I used the handle of the teaspoon which worked much better.  After scooping out all the tomatoes, I put them onto kitchen paper, cut side down to drain.

I mixed all the other ingredients up in a bowl.  I only put a couple of drops of tabasco in – much less than I would have done for us.  But lots of people don't like spicy food.  I then let it sit in the fridge until time to spoon it into the tomatoes. The time in the fridge let the flavours meld together.

Then it was just a combination job – adding a little chive or basil onto the top of each one for garnish – and a light dusting of paprika.  Pretty easy – and I liked them!

4 comments:

  1. They are cute and sound tasty. I'd have snapped a couple up!

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  2. Stuffing cherry tomatoes always looks to me like a ton of tedious work. You seem pretty casual about it! Too bad they didn't get snapped up.

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  3. I like the way they look, and I guarantee I would have eaten several!

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  4. Lovely! I need to remember this, it is perfect.

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