Grilled Tomatoes

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Grilled Tomatoes
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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12
Servings
259
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

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

Directions

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.

Grill Shopping Tip

Think twice before buying a thicker piece of meat; a 2-inch thick steak takes four times (not twice) as long as 1-inch thick steak to cook.

Grill Cooking Tip

If you're cooking something that's been marinated, make sure to pat the item dry before it hits the grill. Any sugar in the marinade will burn.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
21g
32%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
12g
61%
Cholesterol
61mg
20%
Protein
4g
7%
Carbs
16g
5%
Vitamin A
244µg
27%
Vitamin B12
0.1µg
2.1%
Vitamin C
6mg
10%
Vitamin D
0.4µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
1mg
5%
Vitamin K
37µg
46%
Calcium
62mg
6%
Fiber
2g
6%
Folate (food)
24µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
51µg
13%
Folic acid
16µg
N/A
Iron
1mg
6%
Magnesium
18mg
5%
Monounsaturated
6g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
7%
Phosphorus
62mg
9%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
171mg
5%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
7.6%
Sodium
242mg
10%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
12.1%
Trans
0.3g
N/A
Zinc
0.4mg
2.8%

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