I think you know by now that I am constantly finding myself trying to use up food before it, ahem, well, before I can't use it anymore.
This week, three lovely, yet just this side of sad tomatoes still attached to their shriveled vine were begging me to rescue them from certain demise while nested in a basket on the table.
I could have cut them up and threw 'em in a salad, but nah, that seemed too easy- and frankly, kinda boring.
So, I decided to stuff and roast them. A make-shift Roasted Provencale Tomato, sprang to mind.
I made a simple stuffing in a bowl from bread crumbs, Panko, dried oregano, dried basil, dried parsley, fresh thyme, fresh minced garlic cloves and Parmesan cheese. I seasoned it with salt and pepper.
I cut the tomatoes in half and scooped out the seeds.
I crammed the stuffing into all the nooks and crannies of each tomato half, forming a little mound on top.
I placed them snugly in a baking pan and drizzled a bit more oil over the tops.
Into the 400 degree oven they went, for about 15 minutes.
For the last few minutes, I put them under the broiler, just to melt the cheese and form a delicious crust on top.
And voila! The perfect side dish!
What is your favorite way to rescue tomatoes? What other foods do you find yourself having to rescue?