summertime stuffed tomato

it gets pretty hot and sultry in western PA during the summertime.  and i get a lil’ cranky when i’m in a hot kitchen.  so i found a way around a hot kitchen – cookless meals!  i don’t remember when i started stuffing tomatoes, i just remember it being a loooong time ago.  i was rooting through the kitchen when i was younger and all i found was a tomato, tuna and mayo.  i figured lets skip the bread and put the tuna in a tomato.  that was the beginning of my stuffed tomatoes craze and it has yet to die.  over the years i have improved on the stuffing but sometimes going back to the ol’ tuna and mayo is really the way to go.

for this stuffed tomato you’ll need:

  • 2 beef steak tomato
  • 1 can of crab meat
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • a scoop of mayo

cut the top off of the tomato and clean out the inside.  drain the juices and chop up the insides into bite size pieces.  toss the tomato parts, crab meat and corn into a bowl with the mayo.  add salt and pepper.  cut up the avocado into cubes.  stuff the mixture into the tomato, layer with avocado, more mixture until the tomato is full and top with avocado.  enjoy!

what a delicious treat a stuffed tomato is!  at least for me.  now don’t just stop at a tomato!  i took a trip to visit my sister in Cusco, Peru in 2005 with one of our friends, Chris.  we frequented trotamundos cafe  and there they had a stuffed avocado.  i always think of the stuffed avocado while i eat a stuffed tomato.  maybe i’ll make one soon!

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