Tomatoes a la Provencale
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.