Vietnamese (French Inspired) Stuffed Tomatoes

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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Slice off about 1/2" tomato top and scoop the seeds inside.
  • Reserve pulp for sauce in a small bowl, set aside.
  • Dry each side of tomato "cup" gently until dry with a paper towel.
  • Fill each cup with the filling ingredients (pork, shiitake mushrooms, 2 TB fish sauce, sugar, ground pepper, shallots and scallion), making sure they are tightly packed in tomato.
  • Over medium high heat, add olive oil to cover bottom of saute pan.
  • When oil is hot, place tomatoes with the meat facing down
  • Cook until surface of meat is nice and golden, or approximately 10-15 minutes.
  • Transfer all tomatoes to roasting pan and bake for 40 minutes.
  • SAUCE PREPARATION: Add the reserved tomato pulp to small saucepan and bring it to a boil.
  • Simmer uncovered about 5-10 minutes and remove from heat.
  • Mix with water, fish sauce, oyster sauce and sugar then add it to your tomatoes.
  • Serve over steamed rice and voila, you're done. =).
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