Thursday, August 26, 2010

BLT Redux: Stuffed Tomatoes

I love me some BLT. Actually usually just BT. Juicy red tomatoes and crisp bacon on white bread with mayo and a little salt and pepper. Delish.

Here's a BLT deconstructed and then put back together again. It's fancy enough for a dinner party, I think.

BLT-Style Stuffed Tomatoes
Makes 4 servings.

4 large tomatoes
Salt and pepper
2 slices bacon, cooked until crisp
1 clove garlic, minced and sauteed
1/2 cup chopped lettuce
1/2 cup stale bread cubes
2 tablespoons mayonnaise

Hollow the tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper and invert for 30 minutes to drain.

Crumble the bacon into bite-size pieces and mix with the garlic. Add lettuce, bread and mayo and mix well.

Place the hollowed-out tomatoes in a baking dish and fill with bacon mixture. (For added decadence, brush tops with bacon drippings.)

Bake at 425° for 20-30 minutes.

Food/Wine Pairing: I'd stick with my classic bacon and tomato sandwich pairing for this one too: Columbia Crest Grand Estates Merlot.

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