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Tomatoes Provençal


Tomatoes Provençal
This is a great classic dish of Provençal cuisine: tomato halves topped with a kind of stuffing mixture of breadcrumbs, parsley and garlic.

In this version, they are served on a bed of white rice.
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Last modified on: November 5th 2017

For 4 people, you will need:

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
33 min.36 min.1 hour 9 min.
Preservation:
Several days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
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Stage 1 - 15 min.
Tomatoes Provençal : Photo of step #1
Peel 4 tomatoes, then cut out and discard the hard stalk end.

Stage 2 - 1 min.
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Cut the tomatoes in half horizontally.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
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Sprinkle the tops with fine salt, then turn upside down and stand on a wire rack. Salt the bottoms and leave to drain for a good half hour.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
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Prepare the stuffing by blending together 30 g parsley (leaves only), 1 garlic clove (peeled), 1 tablespoon herbes de Provence, 50 g breadcrumbs, salt and pepper.

This will give you a nice green crumbly mixture or thick paste.

Set aside.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
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Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Butter a gratin dish and spread the 500 g cooked rice evenly in the bottom.

Pour 4 tablespoons olive oil over to stop it drying out too much in the oven.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
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Pour 2 tablespoons olive oil into a frying pan on high heat. When good and hot, add the tomato halves, cut side downwards.

Fry for 2 or 3 minutes on this side.

Stage 7 - 3 min.
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Turn the tomatoes and fry for a further 2 or 3 minutes.

Stage 8 - 2 min.
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Sit the tomatoes on the rice.

Stage 9 - 4 min.
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Top each tomato with a generous layer of the stuffing mixture, then trickle a little olive oil over.

Stage 10 - 30 min.
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Bake for about 30 minutes.

Stage 11
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Serve 2 tomato halves per person on a bed of rice.

Remarks

In Step 5, it works well if you use meat juices or a little stock in place of the olive oil.

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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Home made.

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