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  • 6 firm ripe fleshy tomatoes (about 2 lb)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 2 tb minced fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tb minced fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 clove garlic, mashed
  • 3 tb minced shallots
  • Salt and pepper
  • Pinch of thyme


  • Preheat your oven to 400ºF (200ºC).
  • Remove the stems of the tomatoes.
  • Cut the tomatoes in two half.
  • Squeeze out seeds and juice.
  • Add salt and pepperBlend the rest of the ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Fill each of the tomatoes with the mixture. Sprinkle the tomatoes with olive oil.
  • In a baking or gratin dish arrange the tomatoes not too close from each other.
  • Bake the tomatoes in the oven at 400º (200ºC) for 15 minutes max
  • Serve as a starter or as a side dish.

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