Grilled Tomatoes

Grilled Tomatoes
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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:

222 kcal

Daily value:



  • Carbohydrate, by difference 18 g
  • Protein 9 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 13 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 2162 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 134 µg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 6 mg
  • Vitamin D 11 IU
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 1 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 71 µg
  • Ash 2 g
  • Betaine 14 mg
  • Calcium, Ca 151 mg
  • Carotene, beta 915 µg
  • Cholesterol 26 mg
  • Choline, total 13 mg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 4 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 2 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 5 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 3 g
  • Fluoride, F 1 µg
  • Folate, DFE 28 µg
  • Folate, food 35 µg
  • Folate, total 35 µg
  • Glutamic acid 1 g
  • Iron, Fe 2 mg
  • Lactose 1 g
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 1963 µg
  • Magnesium, Mg 36 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 165 mg
  • Potassium, K 224 mg
  • Retinol 52 µg
  • Selenium, Se 4 µg
  • Sodium, Na 422 mg
  • Starch 1 g
  • Sugars, total 3 g
  • Water 77 g
  • Zinc, Zn 1 mg
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