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Tomatoes With Green Peas

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  Firm tomatoes 6 Large
  Onion 1 Small
  Butter 3 Tablespoon
  Cooked peas 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chopped fresh mint 2 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Black pepper To Taste
  Egg yolk 1
  Black olives 3

1) Wash the tomatoes and dry them properly. Use a sharp serrated knife to slice off the top of each tomato and then carefully scoop out the core and seeds with a pointed teaspoon.
2) In order to drain them properly, turn the tomatoes upside down.
3) Peel the onion and chop it finely.
4) Preheat oven to temperature of 375 degrees.

5) To make the stuffing, in a small heavy-bottomed pan, melt 2 tablespoons of butter. Cook the onion in butter over medium heat till it is tender but not colored.
6) Add the chopped mint and cooked mint to the onion and cook for another 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
7) Let the mixture cool lightly and then rub it though a coarse sieve. Alternatively, you can also puree the mixture in a blender.
8) Put the mixture back in the pan. Use salt and freshly ground pepper to season to taste.
9) Lightly beat the egg yolk and add it to the onion and peas.
10) Stir the mixture over low heat till it has thickened.
11) Take the mixture off the heat and put the stuffing aside to allow it to cool and stiffen slightly.
12) With salt and pepper, season the insides of the drained tomatoes. Spoon the stuffing into the hollow tomatoes and put the lids back on. Use a wooden cocktail pick to secure the tops.
13) In a well greased ovenproof dish, arrange the tomatoes and use a piece of foil to cover tightly.
14) Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, till the tomatoes are just soft while still keeping their shape.

15) Serve hot after garnishing with an olive skewered on each cocktail pick.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Side Dish
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Gourmet, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 800 Calories from Fat 412

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 47 g72.7%

Saturated Fat 25 g125%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 281.8 mg93.9%

Sodium 651.7 mg27.2%

Total Carbohydrates 84 g27.9%

Dietary Fiber 25.1 g100.2%

Sugars 43.5 g

Protein 23 g45.6%

Vitamin A 243% Vitamin C 289.8%

Calcium 24% Iron 38.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Tomatoes With Green Peas Recipe