These crab stuffed tomatoes are very versatile: they make an unusual starter for a dinner party, or may be served as a main meal with a mixed salad and French bread. For a tasty supper dish, serve the crab stuffed tomatoes on circles of fried or toasted bread, garnished with watercress.
Ingredients: Crab Stuffed Tomatoes
Large tomatoes 8
Crabmeat (frozen or can crabmeat) 300 grams
Grated zest of lemons 2
Lemon juice 4 tablespoons
Thick mayonnaise 2 tablespoons
Cottage cheese (sieved) 4 tablespoons
Mustard and cress snipped
Salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper as desired
Tabasco few drops
Preparation Method: Crab Stuffed Tomatoes
Slice off the top of each tomato and set aside. Using a grapefruit knife or teaspoon, gently scoop out the flesh and seeds, taking care not to pierce the tomato shells. Turn them upside down on the absorbent paper and leave them to drain while you prepare the crab filling.
In a bowl, mix together the crabmeat, lemon zest and juice, mayonnaise and sieved cottage cheese. Lightly stir in the mustard and cress and season to taste with salt, pepper and Tabasco. Cover the bowl and chill the mixture in the refrigerator for -2 hours.
Spoon the crab mixture into the tomato shells, filling them as full as possible without letting the mixture run down the sides of tomatoes. Carefully replace the tomato tops on the crab stuffing and serve the Crab Stuffed tomatoes at once.
Nutrition facts: 140 calories per portion
Cooking Time: Crab Stuffed Tomatoes
Preparation takes 30 minutes. Allow 1-2 hours for chilling the stuffing
Serving Ideas: Crab Stuffed Tomatoes
These stuffed tomatoes are very versatile: they make an unusual starter for a dinner party, or may be served as a main meal with a mixed salad and French bread. For a tasty supper dish, serve the tomatoes on circles of fried or toasted bread, garnished with watercress.
Buying Guide: Crab Stuffed Tomatoes
Canned and frozen crabmeat is sold in varying weights according to individual brands. Exact weight of crabmeat in not critical for Stuffed Tomatoes recipe as the size of tomatoes will vary as well.
Cook’s Tip: Crab Stuffed Tomatoes
If you find the flavor of crab rather strong, use less crabmeat and add more cottage cheese while mixing the filling.
Discard the seeds and use the scooped-out tomato flesh for sandwiches.
Tomatoes may be stuffed with all sort of mixture. Substitute drained, mashed tuna fish in this Stuffed Tomatoes recipe. Or try mixing equal quantities of cream cheese with sieved cottage cheese and adding some chopped prawns or chopped walnuts. You can also try lime juice instead of lemon juice.