2 tbsp Basil
2 Garlic cloves
2 tbsp Parsley
1 tsp Thyme
8 Tomatoes, medium
Baking & spices
1 Black pepper, Ground
1 Pinch Red pepper
Bread & baked goods
1 cup Bread crumbs from a rustic loaf, rough
1 oz Parmesan or pecorino cheese, grated
- Heat oven to 375 degrees. With a paring knife, core tomatoes. Use a teaspoon to scoop out the center of each tomato. Season tomatoes with salt and pepper and place in a baking dish.
- Mix together bread crumbs, garlic, parsley, basil, thyme, cheese and red pepper, if using. Put 2 to 3 tablespoons of bread-crumb mixture in the hollow of each tomato.
- Bake 30 minutes, until bread-crumb mixture is nicely browned and tomatoes are soft. Let cool slightly before serving.