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Kitchen Tip: 3 Ways to Use Fresh Tomatoes

Kitchen Tip: 3 Ways to Use Fresh Tomatoes

Ingredients

Cream Corn Stuffed Tomatoes:

  • 5 Roma tomatoes, tops cut off and hollowed out
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons small diced onions
  • 2 ears trimmed corn
  • 1 small seeded small diced jalapeño
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons bread crumbs
  • salt to taste

Caprese Kebabs:

  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • 10 small mozzarella balls
  • 10 slices of prosciutto ham
  • 10 leaves of fresh basil
  • balsamic glaze

BLT:

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon chopped basil
  • 2 tablespoons shredded asiago cheese
  • 8 slices of toasted bread
  • 16 slices of crisp cooked thick cut bacon
  • 4 leaves of green leaf or bibb lettuce
  • 16 slices of fresh vine ripe tomatoes

Instructions

For the Stuffed Tomatoes:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°.
  2. Add oil to a medium size sauté pan over medium-high heat and then add in the onions, corn and jalapeños and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Pour in the cream and cook over medium heat until thick, about 4 to 5 minutes. Think alfredo sauce.
  4. Season with salt and mix together. Transfer by evenly adding the corn mixture between the hollowed-out Roma tomatoes in a casserole dish.
  5. Sprinkle on bread crumbs and bake at 375° for 25 minutes or until bread crumbs are browned.

For the Kebabs:

  1. Add a cherry tomato, slice of prosciutto ham, mozzarella ball and fresh basil leaf onto a short skewer. Repeat until all ingredients have been used.
  2. Serve with balsamic glaze.

For the BLT:

  1. In a small bowl mix together the mayonnaise, asiago, basil, and salt and pepper until combined.
  2. Spread some of the mayo onto some toast and top off with bacon, lettuce, tomatoes and another piece of toast. Repeat until all ingredients have been used.
By Chef Billy Parisi
Chef Billy Parisi is a culinary school grad who spent 15 years in the restaurant industry as a line cook, sous chef and executive chef. Now he develops, photographs and films simple and delicious recipes that will make everyone feel like a chef in their own kitchen.

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