Tomatoes a La Provencale

"This recipe has been submitted for play in ZWT8 - France, from the CUISINE-FRANCE website. Tomatoes a la Provencale is a recipe from the Provence region. The tomatoes are stuffed with bread crumbs and garlic, then baked in the oven. It is recommended that this dish be served as a starter or as a side dish accompanied with a nice Rosé."
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  • Preheat your oven to 400ºF.
  • Remove the stems of the tomatoes and cut the tomatoes in half.
  • Next, scrape out the seeds and juice, season the tomatoes with salt and pepper and set aside until needed.
  • Blend the rest of the ingredients together in a bowl and fill each of the tomatoes with the mixture then sprinkle the tomatoes with olive oil.
  • In a baking or gratin dish arrange the tomatoes not close to each other and bake in a 400º F degree oven for 15 minutes.
  • Enjoy!

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  1. Great recipe for the summer's fresh tomatoes! The herb filling is terrific, especially loved the thyme. I liked that the tomatoes cooked up soft but not mushy. Thanks for sharing your recipe!
  2. Soooo...last evening, down at the soiree, we were all circling the provencale tomatoes. It was all so awesome! Made for ZWT#8~France.
  3. Just putting it out there, if you’re not someone who thinks meat is an essential part of a meal, this is actually a great main. We recently moved to a mostly vegetarian diet to save money/lower our carbon foot print/not participate AS MUCH in the wholesale torture of animals, and we’re so grateful for gems like this. Used the bright red ones that the store calls “vine ripened tomatoes”, Panko bread crumbs, and added a little bit of grana padano and red pepper flake, and it was a meal unto itself. Fresh herbs also feel like a must here, and we probably added more than suggested and really enjoyed. Thank you!
  4. Loved this! I did leave in the oven a little longer than 15 minutes and we loved the crispy bread pieces on top! This is a great and fresh change for a side dish and will be on our table fairly frequently now! Easy to make and delicious...
  5. We really enjoyed these tomatoes. Such simple ingredients, but lots of flavor. Love the flavor of the fresh basil with this dish.


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