Grilled Tomatoes

Grilled Tomatoes
Staff Writer
Grilled Tomatoes

Anjali Pinto

Grilled Tomatoes

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, Vegetarian, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 21g 32%
  • Carbs 16g 5%
  • Saturated 12g 61%
  • Fiber 2g 6%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 3g
  • Monounsaturated 6g
  • Polyunsaturated 1g
  • Protein 3g 7%
  • Cholesterol 61mg 20%
  • Sodium 371mg 15%
  • Calcium 60mg 6%
  • Magnesium 18mg 5%
  • Potassium 170mg 5%
  • Iron 1mg 6%
  • Zinc 0mg 3%
  • Phosphorus 60mg 9%
  • Vitamin A 244µg 27%
  • Vitamin C 6mg 10%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 12%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 8%
  • Niacin (B3) 1mg 7%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 3%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 40µg 10%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 2%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 5%
  • Vitamin K 37µg 46%
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