Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr
This is an adaptation of a traditional Greek recipe for stuffed tomatoes using ingredients from RSC #6. Very tasty, and deliciously different.
- 10 medium firm ripe tomatoes
- 1 lb ground chicken
- 1⁄3 cup olive oil
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1⁄2 cup long grain rice
- 1⁄2 cup chopped cashews, toasted
- 1⁄4 cup minced dried apricot
- 1⁄4 cup golden raisin
- 1⁄4 cup minced fresh parsley
- 1⁄4 cup minced fresh basil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 cup dry white wine
- 1⁄4 cup olive oil
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Slice tops of tomatoes and reserve; carefully scoop out pulp (reserve pulp) and sprinkle the inside of the tomatoes with a little sugar; set aside.
- Puree tomato pulp, set half aside; add chicken, olive oil, onion, garlic, rice, cashews, apricots, raisins, parsley, basil and coriander to half of tomato pulp; season to taste with salt and pepper; combine mixture well.
- Fill tomatoes 3/4s full with the ground chicken mixture; replace tops and place in oven dish just large enough to hold them comfortably (if there is any filling left over, just enclose it in a piece of foil and put the foil in amongst the tomatoes).
- Add the white wine and olive oil to the remaining half of tomato puree and season to taste; pour over and around the tomatoes.
- Bake for approximately 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until tomatoes are darkened on top and tender, and rice is thoroughly cooked (if tomatoes are getting too dark, tent with foil).
- Serve with pan juices, crusty bread and feta cheese alongside.
WOW, Evelyn! I’ve never made or eaten anything quite like these yummy stuffed tomatoes. In an era when the tasteless supermarket tomato is sadly so common, THIS dish reminded me of the possibilities – the sheer scrumptious potential - of an excellent tomato dish. If you are making this recipe, DO make sure that you do not fall victim to the tasteless tomato! Made with flavoursome tomatoes and Evelyn’s wonderfully flavoursome filling, these stuffed tomatoes are bound to be a hit with whoever you make them for, be they family or dinner guests. I slightly upped the garlic, but otherwise made these exactly to the recipe, even including the raisins – which I don’t generally like – because I knew that mixed in with so many other ingredients they were simply going to add to the flavour. A true 5+++++ recipe, Evelyn! And one I’ll certainly be making again!
Market tomatoes at this time of year are hit or miss in my area, so I ended up with firm smaller tomatoes. Because of the size of the tomatoes, I ended up with lots of extra filling. I just piled it around the stuffed tomatoes in the pan before adding the wine & oil. I was honestly surprised the rice cooked in so little moisture! DH and I both liked the flavors in this dish and the only change I would recommend would be the addition of some salt to the mixture. This is a recipe I will use again, maybe omitting the ground chicken so that it could be a side dish too. Yum!!! Great job chef!