"The International Food Challenge" (IFC) for the month of February was exploring Andalusia,Spain Cuisine,which was hosted by Shey who had complied four wonderful recipes for all the members to choose .Andalausia is the most populous and the second largest in area of the autonomous communities in Spain. The name "Andalusia" is derived from the Arabic word Al-Andalus.The Andalusian diet varies, especially between the coast and the interior, but in general is a Mediterranean diet based on olive oil, cereals, legumes, vegetables, fish, dried fruits and nuts, and meat; there is also a great tradition of drinking wine.I had decided to try Andalusia Stuffed Tomatoesl The dish is suitable as a finger food or as a starter dish.Make and enjoy it with your family.
Thank you to both Saraswathy Tharagaram of Saras Yummy Bites and Shobana of Kitchen Secret And Snippets for introducing this challenge .IFC is a monthly event and for those who are interested to join by all means click any of the hosts links and be a member !
Cherry Tomatoes – 8-10
Bread Crumbs – 100 gms
Parsley – 3 TBLS
Butter – 2 TBLS
Onion – 1
Grated Cheese – I used mozzarella ,Parmesan, red cheddar
Thyme (Optional )
1. Cut the tomatoes into half, Scoop out the seeds and juice (Save it for the stuffing).
2.Combine breadcrumbs, Parsley, salt, pepper along with the saved tomato seeds and juice. I used fresh left over bread, break them into a few parts and processed it in a food processor. I liked the taste better instead of the dried bread crumbs.
3. Pre heat the oven at 300F.
4. In a saucepan, melt the butter, sauté the onions till they become soft.
5.Add the breadcrumbs mixture to the sautéed onions and mix . Keep off the heat add some cheese and mix it.
6.Spoon the filling into the tomatoes. Top it with some more cheese and bake it for 15 minutes.(Note: Baking time differs according to the size of the tomatoes used.I used cherry tomatoes therefore baked them about 10mins only)
7. Serve it warm,top with some grated cheese and chopped parsley
Inspire Me Monday-Week 114 hosted byCreate With Joy