Parmesan Tomatoes

 Parmesan Tomatoes


Grilled Stuffed Tomatoes

A quick tasty side dish that is simple to prepare. The tomato can serve as an edible bowl and filled with any one of a number of ingredients. Some ideas for tomato stuffing: cooked rice, couscous or a parmesan mayonnaise as listed below. Substitute the cheese and mayo for vegan friendly ingredients as desired.

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Serves 2


2 medium sized tomatoes
*flat enough bottoms that stand upright
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1/4 cup grated parmesan
Salt and pepper to taste


Cut the upper part of the tomato to remove the upper 1/4th portion. Scoop out the seeds with a teaspoon. Place the tomatoes face down in a small bowl for a few minutes, then drain the remaining juices by squeezing the tomato slightly. If the center core is rigid remove a portion of the core or score it with a knife. Fill the tomato with the parmesan/mayonnaise mixture. Shave additional parmesan on top just before baking. Place in a small cast iron pan over direct heat on high for approximately 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Serve as a side dish.

alternate:  rather than mayonnaise and parmesan cheese, substitute chunks of blue cheese inserted into the seeded tomato and top with dried bread crumbs drizzled with a small amount of olive oil and grill as above.grilled 2parm tomato

Mary Jane Curry

Mary Jane Curry and husband Jeff love RVing and travel in a 2013 Roadtrek RS Adventurous motorhome. She is a Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant and Registered Nurse in Emergency and Occupational Medicine, and is nearing retirement and has great enthusiasm for the travels and adventures awaiting. Her love of food science and food presentation led her to pursue a secondary career about 10 years ago when she became a certified Personal Chef and owner of Custom Cuisine in Southern California. She received her training and certification through the United States Personal Chef Association, an organization with Personal Chef membership in both the US and Canada. She plans to share many recipes here for RVers!

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