Summery stuffed tomatoes

Fun, fresh, zesty and new.

That’s it, my description of these stuffed tomatoes. Technically you can serve them warm or cold, so it is a summer dish…..but you do have to cook them in the oven. And that is not ideal, in summer. However the taste is very summery, so I’m going to leave the title as is.

stuffed tomato recipe

I forgot the couscous! You need couscous in this recipe too 🙂

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Peel the garlic. I use cloves so then I can remove them, but if you like a stronger taste of garlic, chop them up and leave them in the stuffing. Here you can see that I used frozen shrimps.

Sauté the shrimps with a drizzle of olive oil and the garlic. If you like your dishes hot, now is the time to add some chilli pepper flakes.

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Coarsely chop the walnuts and add them when the oil is bubbling and the shrimps are releasing their flavour. In this way, the walnuts will toast and absorb as much as possible.

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When the shrimps are cooked and the liquid has evaporated, add the zucchini, cumin, salt and pepper. Cook on medium heat until the zucchini are soft but not mushy. While it cooks, prepare your couscous following the directions on the box.

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When everything is cooked, taste for seasoning and add the fresh mint leaves. Remove from the heat.

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Add the couscous and the zest of a lime and mix. Let it sit for about 20 minutes so all the flavours come together.

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Now, empty your tomatoes.

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Stuff them tightly with the couscous, cover and bake in the oven at 180C for at least 15 minutes or until the tomato is starting to soften.

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Done!

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Dig in. You earned it

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About Full Of Daisies

I am permanently in love. Things I like: purple, pasta, silk, autumn, the smell of mould, candles, cachi, having friends, water, new things, rice, eggs (all eggs!), fresh grass, olive trees, shiny things, glitter, hanging objects, windcatchers, wind, couscous, wasabi, carnivores, presents, snow, leaves, orchids, feathers, cappelletti, meat, fruit (all fruit), more del gelso (Morus alba L.), pigs, candles, christmas, polenta fritta!, separating egg whites from yokes in my hands, cartoons, dragons, the ocean, nudibranchi, cows, mercury (the metal), cosmos (the flowers), thunderstorms, Mika, turtles, acquariums, green and blue (mixed), siccamores, spring, snails, 24, porc with a sweet sauce (apple, cranberry, tomatoes jam), looking at a swimming pool upsidedown and underwater, english accent, open-minded people, driving, blue skies, checkered tablecloths, butterflies, books and cartoons in rhyme, painting eggs, the star-shadows that football players have, silver, laughing, Vivaldi, bells and chimes, white and purple, creating. Complete Happiness: Early morning. Sun, with a breeze; a pond with water lilies. A house, with a garden, full of plants. A vegetable patch, lemon, orange and mandarin trees. Cosmos everywhere. Birds in the trees; a tortoise eating the salad from the vegetable patch; a mammal (I couldn’t decide which one would make me happier) close by. No houses for as far as the eye can see. Me, a man that loves me and that I love. Friends coming over for a lunch that I have to prepare, and have all the ingredients for all ready in the kitchen.

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