Grilled Tomatoes

Grilled Tomatoes
Anjali Pinto


For the spinach stuffing

  • 2 1/2 Cups  frozen spinach, thawed
  • 1 1/2 Cup  heavy cream
  • 1/4 Teaspoon  freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 Cup  unsalted butter
  • 2 Tablespoons  all-purpose flour
  • 1 Teaspoon  kosher salt
  •  Pinch of  black pepper
  • 1 1/2 Cup  seasoned breadcrumbs

For the grilled tomatoes

  • 3/4 Cups  spinach stuffing
  • beefsteak tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 1/4 Cup  plus 2 tablespoons shredded American cheese

Think of this as a cool-weather option for grilled tomatoes. Although these grilled tomatoes are cooked under a broiler, one could argue that a broiler is essentially an upside-down grill. Besides, once you sink your teeth into the bubbling hot spinach stuffing, it won't really matter exactly how these tomatoes were cooked. These tomatoes are extremely popular at Joe's Stone Crab, with locations in Miami, Chicago, and Las Vegas.

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For the spinach stuffing

Place the spinach in a saucepan and bring to a light simmer over medium heat. Add the heavy cream and nutmeg. Simmer for 8-10 minutes.

Meanwhile, in another pan, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter over low heat. Once the foam subsides, slowly whisk in the flour to make a roux. Whisk continuously until all of the flour is incorporated and no longer raw.

Add the spinach and cook for 5 minutes. Season with the salt and pepper. Remove from the heat and let cool. Meanwhile, melt the remaining butter. Once the spinach is cool, add the remaining butter and the breadcrumbs. Mix well. 

For the grilled tomatoes

Form the spinach stuffing into 2-ounce patties. Place each patty on top of each tomato. Place the tomatoes under the broiler and brown the stuffing. Remove from the broiler and place the shredded cheese on top of tomatoes. Place back under the broiler and brown lightly.


Calories per serving:

258 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Sugar Conscious, Kidney Friendly, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 247g 380%
  • Carbs 189g 63%
  • Saturated 145g 727%
  • Fiber 18g 73%
  • Trans 4g
  • Sugars 33g
  • Monounsaturated 70g
  • Polyunsaturated 16g
  • Protein 42g 84%
  • Cholesterol 733mg 244%
  • Sodium 4,456mg 186%
  • Calcium 720mg 72%
  • Magnesium 220mg 55%
  • Potassium 2,038mg 58%
  • Iron 13mg 74%
  • Zinc 5mg 32%
  • Phosphorus 722mg 103%
  • Vitamin A 2,927µg 325%
  • Vitamin C 74mg 123%
  • Thiamin (B1) 2mg 145%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 90%
  • Niacin (B3) 17mg 84%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 40%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 479µg 120%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 24%
  • Vitamin D 4µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 12mg 61%
  • Vitamin K 442µg 553%
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