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Stuffed tomatoes and courgettes


Stuffed tomatoes and courgettes
A classic recipe of French family cooking, but with a more sophisticated filling.
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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

For 4 people, you will need:

How long does it take?

Time required
PreparationCookingStart to finish
1 hour 7 min.43 min.1 hour 50 min.
Keeping:
Several days in the fridge, covered by a plastic film.
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Stage 1 - 5 min.
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Wash 4 tomatoes and 4 courgettes, if possibly keeping the small green stalk of tomatoes.

Stage 2 - 10 min.
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Cut top off courgettes, remove inner flesh with a teaspoon.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
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Discard all fibre and seeds, but keep the firm flesh, and cut into small pieces.

Stage 4 - 10 min.
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Do the same thing for tomatoes.

Stage 5
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Also keeping flesh.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
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Salt inside vegetables, and put upside down on a rack to drain them.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
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Cut 2 slices ham into small pieces.

Stage 8 - 5 min.
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Stage 9 - 3 min.
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Heat a little olive oil in a pan and add chopped onion and shallots, and 2 cloves garlic without peeling. Salt and pepper.

Stage 10 - 3 min.
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Cook 2 or 3 minutes, then add 1 beef stock cube, mix well.

Stage 11 - 5 min.
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Add 500 g minced beef, salt again and cook.

When it's cooked, remove and discard garlic cloves.

Stage 12 - 5 min.
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In another pan, heat a little olive oil (if possible with herbs). When it's hot, add tomato pieces and cook a few minutes (frying tomatoes gives a really good flavour).

Stage 13 - 5 min.
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Add courgette pieces and herbs (rosemary, thyme and bayleaf) and leave to cook...

Stage 14 - 1 min.
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... until it's quite dry.

Discard herbs.

Stage 15 - 3 min.
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Add cooked meat, ham, mix well and taste to check seasoning. Filling is ready.

Preheat oven to 200°C or 392°F.

Stage 16 - 2 min.
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In a large oven-proof dish, put tomatos and courgettes side by side.

Stage 17 - 5 min.
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Stuff each one with filling.

Stage 18 - 3 min.
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Add 50 g grated cheese on top.

Stage 19 - 1 min.
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Put "hats" in the dish too, but not on the vegetables, so they can cook easily.

Stage 20 - 30 min.
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Put in the oven for about 30 minutes.

Stage 21 - 1 min.
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You can now put "hats" on top of vegetables, just before serving.

Remarks

You can also add cheese to filling, at the same time as ham.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

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