Sunday, October 2, 2011

Stuffed Tomatoes, Ginger Nymphs = A Perfect Sunday Afternoon Meal

We had a wonderful noon meal today, enjoying scrumptious stuffed tomatoes, using a recipe that Mom & Dad used on their date get-away a few weeks ago.  Also on our menu was delicious (and now all together eaten) Ginger Nymphs (a.k.a., balls of goodness), the recipe for which we got from a good friend.  We decided to try both of these out again today for lunch...  Hope you enjoy the photos as much as we enjoyed eating the items pictured in the photos! =) 

Yours truly (Phoebe) hollowing out the tomatoes

The leaning tower of tomatoes

Using a knife to carve out the insides of the tomatoes.

Combine all of the insides of the tomatoes in a bowl.

Finely chop parsley (or in this case, basil)

Add the Feta Cheese

Finely dice the onions

Add the olive oil

Finely chop (or crumble-ize, is that a word?!) toasted bread - our substitute for Kasha. 

There you go, crumble-ized bread... =)

Then mix it all up in a bowl...

...and stuff the tomatoes.

Ginger Nymphs all lined up neatly.  Sorry we didn't get any pictures of the process, but it's very easy to do, and doesn't take too long either! 

What's the best part, is that they taste SO GOOD!!

The table setting at our Sunday afternoon meal.
A good healthy meal, with a lot of fresh food.  Yum, yum!

Now, for the recipes:

Stuffed Tomatoes
- 4 Medium sized ripe tomatoes
- 2 T. finely chopped scallions (onions)
- 2 T. finely chopped fresh parsley
- 1/2 cup finely crumbled feta cheese
- 1/4 cup Kasha
- 3 T. olive oil

1. Top tomatoes, scoop out innards (save).
2. Coarsely chop tomato pulp
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees farenheit
4. Combine pulp, scallions, parsley, feta, Kasha & olive oil
5. Fill tomatoes with mixture.  Bake 15 minutes.

Prep time 35 minutes.

Ginger Nymphs
- 3/4 cups almonds
- 1/2 cup pitted dates
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1 tsp. ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp finely chopped lemon peel

1. Combine all ingredients in food processor.
2. Blend until well chopped and can stick together when pressed into a ball.
3. Enjoy the little balls of goodness!


Savories of Life said...

These recipes look sooo good. I will ahve to try them!

The Kautts said...

Yes, please. And tell me what you think of them. =)


Marjo.....B. said...

I love good food! The ingredients in the tomatoes are delightful, so I'm sure they were wonderful!

I was SO surprised when I saw your picture of the ginger balls- they look almost JUST like a kind of ball WE make! (which my sisters always ask for for their birthdays!) It sounds like they are equally amazing, but I can't wait to try your recipe! Here is ours, if you're interested!

I quick recipe for ours:
3 cups of almonds, 1 1/2 cups of walnuts, and 3 1/3 cups of raisins blended together (in food processer- or blender if you have a sturdy one!)

2. 1/2 cup butter melted in a pot on the stove, and then 1 cup honey, 1 1/2 tsp ginger and 1 1/2 tsp. apple pie spice OR cinnamon OR ras el hanout (a spice which is another recipe in itself)added to pot and mix.

3. Add the nut/raisin mixture to pot, and stir over gently heat for a few seconds until combined, firm-ish and sticky!

4. Make balls out of the mixture (if too hot or too soft, refrigerate for a while!) and then roll the balls in sesame seeds!

These keep for a while in the fridge, if not eaten right away!
IF you DO try these, this recipe obviously makes many medium-sized balls, so you should half it. If you are just testing the recipe, I guess you can fourth it! :)
Thanks for sharing YOUR recipe, I will try them. We love ginger, dates, lemon.... :)

The Kautts said...

Thanks for the recipe! It looks delicious; I'm sure we would eat all of the recipe, without it being halfed or fourthed. ;)

We will definitely have to try it out sometime soon.