remember when I made THESE….
well, I had myself one big tomato yesterday the other day that was just this side of being eaten fresh. But it was still edible and had the fixins for caprese salad.
and let’s face it, friends, caprese is only as good as the tomatoes.
Since I don’e like to throw anything out, I came up with another idea, based on the original recipe from way back when.
start by hollowing out said tomato ( this one tomato was enough to split as a side between 3 of us) and placing on aluminum foil
bring to a boil, then to a simmer until sauce turns pink & reduces
add about 1/4 cup of bread crumbs ( I used Panko.. it’s what I had) and stir. Taste filling and adjust salt & pepper. Remove rosemary.
start by adding 2-3 pieces of the cheese tot he inside of the tomato , then a layer of filling
Place on grill ( or in oven ) for about 15 minutes. Remove & let cool. Top with shreds of basil ( I forgot to add it before I took the pic)
Cut into quarters and enjoy!
you can thank me later 🙂