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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Stuffed Tomato in Olive Oil

(Zeytinyagli Domates Dolmasi)

<br />Stuffed Tomato in Olive Oil
8-10 small sized tomatoes
1/3 cup hot water

3/4 cup rice, washed and drained
2 medium-size onions, chopped
2 tbsp currants
2 tbsp pine nuts
1 tsp dry mint or fresh mint, chopped
2 tbsp dill, chopped
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup water

Saute the onions with olive oil for about 10 minutes in a medium-size pot over medium-low heat. Do not burn! Then add the rice, sugar and salt, stir. Cover and cook at very low heat until the rice looks see-through. Add the nuts, currants, mint, dill and 1/2 cup of water. Stir occasionally at low heat. Cook until all the water evaporates and put them aside.

In the meantime, cut off the tops of the tomatoes horizontally by leaving it attached at one point. Discard the inside of the tomatoes* with a teaspoon, put them aside. Fill the tomatoes with the filling using a spoon and close up the tops. Place the filled tomatoes in an oven-proof dish and pour 1/3 cup of hot water into the dish from the edges.

Preheat the oven to 450 F (230 C) and cook for about 35-40 minutes on the middle rack. Then, set the oven to grill (broil) and continue to cook for 4-5 more minutes.

Let it cool down first. Then place them on a serving dish. Serve the Stuffed Tomato in Olive Oil chilled or at room temperature with lemon wedges.

* Cook Tomato with Feta in the Oven using the insides of the tomatoes.



At 7:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

looks scrumptious!

At 8:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Binnur, thanks a lot for your delicious cuisine. I have been using your recipes for four years now. If I have understood correctly, you are located in Canada. If so, one question: where do I find currants here?

At 10:03 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Thank you:) Yes, I live in Toronto. I buy them from Turkish grocery
(Istanbul Marche) but you can find dried ones also at Bulk Barn. I also saw the fresh red currants at Costco:)

At 6:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tip. It will be for next time, because I have cooked the tomatoes yesterday. Really, really tasty and so light a meal! Regards. Gabriela


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