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Tomatoes Florentine En Croute

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Ingredients
  Wholemeal bread slice 4
  Vegetable oil 2 Tablespoon
  Paprika 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Beef tomatoes 2 (Moroccan)
  Frozen chopped spinach/Cooked spinach 2 Ounce
  Egg 1 , beaten
  Parmesan cheese 1 Tablespoon, grated
  Wholemeal breadcrumbs 1 Tablespoon (fresh)
  Tomato puree 1 Teaspoon
  Sea salt To Taste
  Black pepper To Taste, freshly ground
  Dried marjoram 1 Pinch
  Corn flour 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Tomato puree 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Fruity sauce 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Using a big cutter, cut out a circle from each bread slice.
2) From each bread circle, remove the centre leaving a 1/2-inch bracelet. Try not to use a wooden board as the cutters may scrape dust on to the bread. You should always cover the work surfaces with non-stick paper while doing this.

MAKING
3) In a large rectangular dish, put the oil and paprika and on high power, heat for 2 minutes.
4) Into the oil, gently lower the bread bracelets.
5) On high power, cook for 1 1/2 minutes.
6) Gently turn the bracelets over and cook for a further 1 1/2 minutes or until they turn crisp.
7) Drain on kitchen paper.
8) Now, cut the tomatoes into half and scoop out the pulp.
9) With a knife, roughly chop the tomato pulp.
10) In a large bowl, combine this along with the spinach, egg, Parmesan, breadcrumbs and 1 teaspoon tomato puree.
11) Add salt and pepper to taste and then mix in the marjoram.
12) On high power, cook for 1 minute, and then beat thoroughly.
13) Into the tomato shells, spoon the filling.
14) In a shallow dish, arrange these in a circle.
15) On Defrost/Low setting, cook for 3 minutes.
16) Gently give each tomato a half-turn, and cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until soft.
17) In each croute, place a tomato half gently and keep warm.
18) Into the remaining juice in the dish, add the cornflour, 1/4 teaspoon tomato puree and the fruity sauce.
19) On high power, cook for 45 seconds to thicken. Stir thoroughly.

SERVING
20) On top of each tomato, place a spoonful of the sauce and serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Microwaving
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Tomato
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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