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Andi of Longmeadow Farm's Note:
Besides Dennis, and my family on the farm, my other great love is the nifty tomato. It is in my top 2 food choices ever. Upon grabbing the little hiding tomato in the garden, and popping into your mouth on a hot summer day is; about the most terrific taste and feeling one can have. I typically feel like "Julie Andrews" in "The Sound of Music" when she twirls about singing about the "Hills are alive....." I just can't help it. I eat so many tomatoes in fact, (all seasons) that I honestly get those double darn sores in your mouth from the acid. That aside, I haven't met a tomato I have like. This is why this recipe, to me, is quite simply one of the best uses of a tomato that has ever been discovered. Quite honestly, I love ground beef tartare. Sometimes due to dietary smartness, I can't always go around and order Beef Tartare. Jacques Pepin, (great, great Chef) came up with the wonderful addition to the tartare world. I especially love the use of tomato water sauce. Read on, and see if you wouldn't like it too.
My Private Note
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- 2 large tomatoes
- 4 tablespoons onions (chopped finely)
- 3/4 cup of diced old bread
- 3 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (I think this really revves up tomatoes)
- 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper, course
The Water of the Tomato
- 1Half the tomatoes and give them a gentle squeeze into a sieve to release the seeds. Push a spoon to gently press out as much juice as possible. Discard seeds.
- 2Dice tomato into 1/4 inch pieces.
- 3Add rest of ingredients, (except for The Water Sauce), mixing gently.
- 4Measure out 6 tablespoons of tomato water. If you don't have enough, use canned tomato juice or V-8 so you will measure the right amount.
- 5Put all ingredients for the "Water of the Tomato" together and mix to emulsify.
- 6Serving time comes right now, carefully take a good scoop of tomato tartare mixture and place in the center of a china plate. Or a plastic plate. Whatever you have. But you will have enough for 4 good sized servings for each plate.
- 7Spoon 1/4 of the tomato water on each serving.
- 8Garnish with parsley.
- 9Pretend you are dining with the "King and Queen".
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Nutritional Facts for Tomato Topping
Serving Size: 1 (167 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 307.5
- Calories from Fat 277
- Total Fat 30.8 g
- Saturated Fat 4.2 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 413.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 8.1 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
- Sugars 3.1 g
- Protein 1.4 g